Friday, August 29, 2008

The Color Purple onstage in Houston

September 16-28
Sarofim Hall
Houston TX
Showtime: 8 pm (7:30 pm on Sundays), 2 pm for matinee
tickets can be purchased online

The Color Purple is an excellent novel. I love reading and teaching it. The movie is somewhat less to my taste. As for the musical onstage.... I can't quite imagine how it would work. But it is going to be in Houston, and perhaps it will be better than what my limited imagination enables me to expect from it.

One way or another, Walker's novel is outstanding, and any adaptation surely must be worth seeing.

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