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ArtsCentric offers dynamic staging of 'The Color Purple'
ArtsCentric offers dynamic staging of 'The Color Purple'

There's enough material for at least two shows packed into "The Color Purple," the 2005 musical that had a good run on Broadway and is now enjoying a dynamic production by the ambitious company ArtsCentric. The creative team — book by Marsha Norman; music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray — crammed as much incident as possible into this adaptation of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker. And that novel has a lot of incident. Walker spun an absorbing story about a severely oppressed and repressed African-American woman named Celie, a story that inspired the 1985 Steven Spielberg film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah...

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