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The Color Purple at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Dates: (10/14/2015 - 11/21/2015 )

Theatre:

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe


1646 10th Way
Sarasota,FL 34236

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Phone: 9413661505

Tickets: $38/adults, $27/students or military

Running Time: 2 hrs, 30 mins

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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe opens its 2015-2016 season with "The Color Purple." This inspiring musical tells the story of an unforgettable woman who triumphs over adversity and discovers her unique voice in the world. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film), the play chronicles Celie’s 40-year evolution from near-enslavement to enlightenment through heartfelt letters to God and her long-lost missionary sister. With a jubilant score of roof-raising gospel, jazz, and throaty blues, "The Color Purple" is the tale of an every-woman triumphing over adversity, and a testament to the power of hope.

Tony Awards and Nominations for The Color Purple

Cast and Creative team for The Color Purple at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Young Celie .... Janiah Gregory
Young Nettie................................................................. Promise Beachem
Church Soloist/Darlene .........................................Tarra Conner jones*
Church Lady Doris..........................................................Tierra A. Walker
Church Lady Jarene..............................................................Deidra Grace
Pa .....................Jeffrey Cason, Jr.
Nettie....................Khadijah Rolle
Celie ............ Apphia Campbell*
Preacher................. Martin Taylor
Mister .................................................................. Cecil E. Washington, Jr.*
Girls................................................. Promise Beachem, Janiah Gregory
Young HarpoLadarius Drayton
Field Hands ..... Male Ensemble
Harpo.............. Joel Patrick King
Sofia .................................................................. Dametria “Dee” Selmore
Sofia’s Sisters................................ Deidra Grace, Tarra Conner jones, Tierra A. Walker
Squeak................Xylina Stamper
Shug......................... Neyce Pierre
Ol’ Mister................ Martin Taylor
Bartender .................Earley Dean
Buster ............DeVon Buchanan*
Chief........................ Martin Taylor
Young Adam Ladarius Drayton
Young Olivia.....Janiah Gregory
Guard..............Jeffrey Cason, Jr.
Grady .........................Earley Dean
Daisy....................... Chakara Rosa
Glodene.... Kayla Rose Aimable
Odessa................... Chakara Rosa
Young Man.... DeVon Buchanan
Adam .............Jeffrey Cason, Jr.
Olivia......... Kayla Rose Aimable
Chief ....................... Martin Taylor
Royal Wives/African Wives ..... Deidra Grace, Tarra Conner jones, Tierra A. Walker
Olinka Children ......................... Promise Beachem, Janiah Gregory
African Villagers ....... Ensemble


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