10:34am

Mon January 13, 2014
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Ensemble Theater of Chattanooga Sings The Color Purple 1/16 - 1/26

The Color Purple, presented by the Ensemble Theater of Chattanooga (ETC), opens January 16th at the Eastgate Town Center, home of ETC. 

Celie(L-Shante’ Faunteroy) , Mister(Lawrence Sneed) and Nettie(Mary Edwards) in The Color Purple presented by the Ensemble Theater of Chattanooga.
Credit Ensemble Theater of Chattanooga

Celie (L-Shante’ Faunteroy) & Nettie (Mary Edwards) in The Color Purple presented by Ensemble Theater of Chattanooga .
Credit Ensemble Theater of Chattanooga

The Broadway musical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker features an all African-American cast telling the story of Celie as she learns to love herself and change her life in the early years of the 20th century rural south.  The stage at ETC's Eastgate Town Center is challenging but seems much more spacious than it is as the cast sings, dances and struts on and off center stage.  From a rural Southern farm to the fields of Africa, the cast and crew of ETC brings the audience through a heartfelt and sometimes jarring story of the harsh realities facing women of color in rural Georgia and their low position in American culture of the 1930's.

Performances: 

January 16, 17, 18 at 7:30

January 19 at 2:30

January 23, 24, 25 at 7:30

January 26 at 2:30

All performances at the Ensemble Theater of Chattanooga are at the Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Rd. in Chattanooga.  Tickets are selling quickly with limited seating still available online.

Directed by Garry Lee Posey
Music Directed by Andrew Chauncey

Featuring: Ikeko Bass, Kimora S Bass, Zoe Chatman, Fallon Clark, Chelsea Crosby, Kignon Crowder Jr, Azusa Dance, Mary Edwards, Simone Edwards, L-Shante Faunteroy, Robin Flippin, Daniel Meeks, Allison Morris, Jermaine Purifory, Erica Richardson, Anthony Robinson, Lawrence Sneed, Jeremy Wilkins and Terrence Wright