Ensemble Theatre Opens 2014 With The Color Purple Jan. 16-26

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The Color Purple opens Jan. 16.  From left, L'Shante Faunteroy, Lawrence Sneed and Mary Edwards.
The Color Purple opens Jan. 16. From left, L'Shante Faunteroy, Lawrence Sneed and Mary Edwards.

Esemble Theatre of Chattanooga will open its 2014 season with the musical The Color Purple, based on Alice Walker's award winning book and the film of the same name.  

Review for The Color Purple:

Celie, Alice Walker's iconic protagonist, comes to life onstage in a show that mixes gospel with the blues, jazz with pop and is filled with a plethora of emotion.

The show runs Jan. 16-26.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday showtimes are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday show times are at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets cost $20 for general admission, $15 for students with a valid ID.

Tickets can be purchased by following this link https://www.artful.ly/store/events/2226, then clicking the day on the calendar for the show you want to see.  There is a $2 charge, to forgo the charge, call the theatre at 602-8640 to purchase tickets with no surcharge.

To show appreciation to the Eastgate Town Center Community, any employee within the community can attend on Thursday nights for the student price.  Please call to make those reservations, however.
From left,  L'Shante Faunteroy and Ikeko Bass.
From left, L'Shante Faunteroy and Ikeko Bass.

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