In Blitz Bazawule's adaptation of The Color Purple, the indomitable spirit of Celie Harris, portrayed by Fantasia Barrino, unfolds against the backdrop of early 20th-century America. Enduring the harrowing trials of abuse, forced marriage, and separation from her sister Nettie, Celie's life takes an unexpected turn when she forges a powerful connection with the spirited jazz singer Shug Avery (Taraji P. Henson). As the narrative weaves through decades, Celie's resilience, bolstered by the unwavering support of friends like Sofia (Danielle Brooks) and Mary Agnes (H.E.R.), leads to a triumphant reunion with Nettie and the reclamation of familial ties. With a stellar ensemble cast and a stirring blend of soulful music, The Color Purple is a poignant exploration of sisterhood & empowerment.
Cast: Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, Ciara, Aunjanue Ellis
Director(s): Blitz Bazawule