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Laboratory Theatre of Florida Kicks of 13th Season with “The Color Purple”

Back row (L-R) Robert Barner (Mister), Cadrick Smith (Harpo). Front row (L-R) Julissa Jean-Bart (Nettie), Ruthgena Augustin (Celie), Cantrella Canady (Sofia).JPG
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Back row (L-R) Robert Barner (Mister), Cadrick Smith (Harpo). Front row (L-R) Julissa Jean-Bart (Nettie), Ruthgena Augustin (Celie), Cantrella Canady (Sofia)

The Laboratory Theater of Florida begins its 13th season with the Southwest Florida premiere of the multi-Tony award-winning musical, “The Color Purple,” based on the Pulitzer prize-winning and National Book Award-winning novel by author Alice Walker.

The story follows the life and plight of a poor, uneducated African American woman in the American South in the early to mid-20th century. It’s a story of trauma, betrayal, racism, and abuse, but also of endurance, resilience, faith, self-discovery and redemption. We’ll explore the production with Director Sonya McCarter and Lab Theatre Founding Artistic Director Annette Trossbach.