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The Color Purple Staff Pick

When: Wed., Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Thu., Nov. 9, 8 p.m., Fri., Nov. 10, 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 11, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. 2017
Price: $39+
The Color Purple is a classic tome that’s been devoured by Americans since it was published in 1982. Alice Walker’s novel snatched up a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for Fiction. Now, fans can experience the text in a whole new way — this “re-imagining” includes a powerful score filled with jazz, ragtime, blues, and gospel music, and has been heralded as a “glory to behold.” The revival will tell the story of Celie, a black woman from the South who overcomes a life of rape and abuse to ultimately find her own happiness.

Shows start at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. on Sunday; 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-872-1000;; Tickets start at $39.


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