EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWS"THE COLOR PURPLE"
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CLOG Presents Musical Based On Pulitzer-Prize Winning Novel
Reported by: Kennie Bass
Videographer: Aakash Vaghela
Web Producer: Kennie Bass
Reported: May. 3, 2012 10:39 PM EDT
Updated: May. 3, 2012 11:33 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The 1985 film adaptation of the Pulitzer-prize winning book "The Color Purple" was filled with heavy, dramatic moments.
Chronicling the hard times and tough life of an African-American woman named Celie, it showed her struggle against cruelty and pain.
That seems unlikely material for a musical adaptation, but the Charleston Light Opera Guild production of "The Color Purple" focuses on Celie's path to freedom and her unwavering faith.
CLOG is the country's first community theater group to be granted the rights to "The Color Purple".
Taking place in rural Georgia in the early 20th century, the show spans 40 years as Celie grows, gets pregnant and marries the controlling farmer named Mister. But using a score that features a blend of gospel, blues, soul and traditional musical theater...the story manages to soar as all of the characters...including Mister...find redemption before their journey comes to a close.
As a musical, "The Color Purple" is a bit different than its source novel or more famous movie cousin. But like those works...it showcases the power of change....and is an inspirational story of love overcoming all obstacles.
The Charleston Light Opera Guild presents: "The Color Purple"
Charleston Civic Center Little Theater
Show dates: May 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th 7:30pm
Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13th 3:00 pm
Reserved Seat Tickets: $20
On sale at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater Box Office: Hours are 9:30 am-4:30pm daily, except Sunday
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Shug Avery-Nakeila Killing
Nettie-Meshea L. Poore
Church Soloist-Cheryl Plear
Ol' Mister-Wes Armstead
Young Celie/Sofia's Sister-Ashley Duncan
Young Nettie-Ashle Branham
Young Harpo & Adam-Jordan Dyer
Dancer/Older Adam-Kevin Swafford
Dancer/Young Man-L. Shawn Coleman
Dancer/Sofia's Sister/Daisy-Tiffany Plear
Sofia's Sister-Toni Miller
Sofia's Sister-Tierah Williams
Sofia's Sister-Anissie Pendleton
Glodene-Karen P. Williams
Sofia's Sister-Tammy Coles
Older Olivia/Dancer-Shannen Wright
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