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‘The Color Purple’ on Portland Stage

Musical a powerful story of sisterhood

9/19/2018, 10:35 a.m.
Portland Center Stage at The Armory has launched its new season with the Tony Award-winning musical “The Color Purple,” adapted ...
Lana Gordon (left) is Shug and Felicia Boswell plays Celie in ‘The Color Purple,’ adapted from Alice Walker’s classic novel about the sisterhood, resilience and self empowerment found in a community of black women living in rural Georgia. Photo by Kate Szrom, courtesy of Portland Center Stage at The Armory.

Portland Center Stage at The Armory has launched its new season with the Tony Award-winning musical “The Color Purple,” adapted from Alice Walker’s classic novel about the sisterhood, resilience and self-empowerment found in a community of black women living in rural Georgia in the early 20th century.

The cast includes Broadway star Felicia Boswell as Celie, whose journey toward love and self-worth forms the heart of the play.

Published in 1982, Walker’s novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award. Steven Spielberg’s 1985 movie adaptation of the story was a critically acclaimed box office success, receiving 11 Academy Award nominations.

“The Color Purple” at Portland Center Stage at The Armory is now showing through Oct. 28. Tickets range from $25 to $87 with special $5 tickets available for Oregon Trail Card holders through the Arts for All program. For tickets and more information, visit pcs.org.