Drury Lane Announces “Color Purple” Cast and Designers

Drury Lane Announces “Color Purple” Cast and Designers

Pictured: Eben K. Logan

Drury Lane Theatre has announced the cast and design team for its production of the 2016 Tony Award-winning “The Color Purple,” with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray.

Directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, and music direction by Jermaine Hill, the production features Eben K. Logan (Celie), Sydney Charles (Shug Avery), Nicole Michelle Haskins (Sofia), Melvin Abston (Mister), Gilbert Domally (Harpo), and Kyrie Courter (Nettie). The cast also includes Jos N. Banks, Sean Blake, Shantel Cribbs, Melanie Loren, Andrew Malone, Marvin Malone II, Gabriel Mudd, Adhana Reid, Camille Robinson, Alexis Roston, Lorenzo Rush Jr., and Joey Stone.

The creative team includes Arnel Sancianco (Scenic Design), Samantha C. Jones (Costume Design), Cat Wilson (Lighting Design), Ray Nardelli (Sound Design), and Paul Deziel (Projection Design).

“The Color Purple” tells the story of Celie, an African American woman in the American South during the early 1900s, as she navigates her love for her family, the strife of being in an abusive relationship, and her adoration for her beloved children.

The production runs September 13 – November 3 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. For more information visit DruryLaneTheatre.com.

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