You think your life sucks? Listen to Celie, the lead character in The Color Purple. This gal will sing about surviving some of lifes most horrible tragedies while she has a smile on her face. Perhaps, the hope in her heart will help you walk out feeling a bit better about your situation. That is, unless your personal baggage set also includes issues relating to infanticide, rape, domestic violence, racial oppression, and spiritual crisis but we digress. Even those who typically arent fans of musicals find that their souls are stirred from songs belted out gospel-style by this incredibly talented cast. The play, set in rural Georgia in the 1930s, is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker.
Purple reigns at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. It runs until April 18. Tickets cost $23 to $67. Call 954-462-0222, or visit browardcenter.org.
Sun., April 4, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m. Starts: April 4. Continues through April 18, 2010
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in South Florida, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.
More Calendar News
- Bonnet House Lecture Series
Sat., Oct. 10, 2:30pm
Sat., Oct. 10, 3:00pm
Sat., Oct. 10, 4:00pm
Sat., Oct. 10, 7:00pm
- An Evening with Paul Anka
- Broward 100 Lecture Series: The Last Train from Key West