Review of The Color Purple at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, MN

Quote of the Day:  I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. I have a right to be this way…I can’t apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to…We will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful. We realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid. It is for the rest of the world to recognize this, if they choose.  The novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker has been adapted for the stage as a musical by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray, book by Marsha Norman. It first appeared on Broadway in 2005. You can now see it performed live at the Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, MN through Feb.15, 2015. The book itself is one that sticks with you, the characters, the story, the images and descriptions. It changed the way I saw the world, including God, men, women, history, who we are and where we came from, and how to persevere. With the addition of music, dance, and superb acting, this show is sure to awaken something inside of you, too. Aimee K. Bryant who plays the main character Celie must explore an enormous range of emotions, and age, for this role. The story plays out through the life of Celie,...

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