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The Color Purple (Musical)

African American audience intently watching a performance.

Sunday, February 18, 2024

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Price: $10 - $25

Arts High School

550 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102

Progressive Theater

Event Description

This musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is a powerful and emotionally charged theatrical experience that explores the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. 

Set against the backdrop of the American South in the early 20th century, the musical follows the journey of Celie, a resilient African American woman, as she navigates through the challenges of abuse, sexism, and self-discovery. 

The production has garnered critical acclaim for its moving narrative, stunning performances, and soulful musical numbers, making it a must-see for audiences seeking a touching yet uplifting theatrical experience.

Expect to see familiar faces from Newark, NJ and professional actors from the tri-state area

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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