Color Purple, The 42

This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. Wit... Read More

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The Color Purple is often presented on a unit set, with props and set pieces creating the show's various settings. For productions in this style, TheatreWorld has a number of gorgeous drops to help do this powerful show justice. To create the feel of rural Georgia, consider WHEATFIELD or BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS. For even simpler options, turn to some of our beautiful skies, like SUNKISSED BLUE SKY and FIRE SKY, which, with smart lighting, would be a great way to highlight Celie journey and new beginning, especially while she sings the show's most powerful number, "I'm Here". If you're planning to use more location-specific backdrops, consider QUIET CHAPEL INTERIOR for the church scenes and OLD WORLD COTTAGE INTERIOR - B for Harpo's home-turned-speakeasy.Whatever your vision for THE COLOR PURPLE, TheatreWorld has beautiful backdrops to support this tale of hope, love, struggle, and, ultimately, triumph.

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Color Purple, The Backdrops

This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life.