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"The Color Purple" in Rehearsal

Check out photos of The Color Purple cast rehearsing the first number of Act II, "African Homeland."

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A Snapshot Look at Alice Walker's "The Color Purple"

From a bestselling novel to the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation, explore Alice Walker's The Color Purple.

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"The Color Purple" Cast and Creative Team

Meet the incredible cast and creative team behind The Color Purple. 

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Happy Hour with Timothy Douglas and Guests

Wed, Sep 19, 6:00 p.m.  •  FREE

Join Director Timothy Douglas and cast members of The Color Purple for a Happy Hour about the artistic direction, costuming and other topics centered around his work.

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Announcing New Artistic Director Marissa Wolf

We are thrilled to welcome Marissa Wolf as the new Artistic Director of Portland Center Stage at The Armory!

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The Dramatist's Toolbox

Sat, Sep 8, 10:00 a.m.  •  $130, Arts

This four-week course is an intro for the beginner or a brush-up for the seasoned writer.

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A Playwriting Class on the One-Act Play

Sat, Oct 27, 10:00 a.m.  •  $130*

This four-week intensive explores the unique challenges of the one act.

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"The Color Purple" Perspective Series

Sun, Sep 30, 4:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Cyreena Boston-Ashby and Antoniette Edwards share personal reactions and thoughts inspired by the play, moderated by Lenanne Sylvester.

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Perspectives series on "The Color Purple": Norman Sylvester & Mel Brown

Sun, Sep 23, 4:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Hear and share personal reactions and thoughts inspired by the play, filtered through the perspectives of Portland musicians and community leaders, Norman Sylvester and Mel Brown moderated by Lenanne Sylvester.

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September First Thursday with Portland Kora Project and Mree

Thu, Sep 6, 6:00 p.m.  •  FREE

Help us welcome the Fall season with a double bill featuring Afro-Caribbean influenced, genre-bending jazz by Portland Kora Project and some "folktronica" by Portland based experimental folk artist Mree.

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October First Thursday with Norman Sylvester

Thu, Oct 4, 5:00 p.m.  •  FREE

Get down with local blues, jazz and gospel legend Norman "The Boogie Cat" Sylvester and his band.

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"The Color Purple" Perspective Series

Sun, Oct 7, 4:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Margaret Carter and Carmen Sylvester share personal reactions and thoughts inspired by the play, moderated by Lenanne Sylvester.

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