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‘The Color Purple’ Opens Hearts at Players By The Sea

Taking the stage before the opening of The Color Purple, director Jereme Raickett asked two things of the audience. Silence your cell phones and clear your mind of any distractions, open your heart and prepare to receive the communion that is this story. Okay, that’s technically four things but following his suggested directives ensures you will experience the maximum emotional impact of this stunning and captivating musical. Delivering a powerhouse performance to sold out crowds, Players’ 53rd season opened with the joyful noise of choral ensemble, setting a spiritual tone for the 40-year journey shared through the lens of Celie, a …

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‘The Color Purple’ at Players by the Sea

“Like the color purple, where do it come from? Now my eyes are open – look what God has done.” An epic tale of a 40 years in the life of a family in rural Georgia unfolds tomorrow with the opening of The Color Purple at in . Based on the 1982 novel by Alice Walker, the heart of the story centers around 14-year old Celie, who is separated from all that she loves when she is forced by her abusive father to marry a cruel farmer called “Mister” played by Eugene Lindsey. Under the direction of Jereme Raickett, Celie …

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Memphis, Players By The Sea, Photos by Chance Usina & Ramona Ramadeen

Where Music Found A Common Chord “MEMPHIS” – Players by the Sea Theatre Review

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] Our friends at and the present “,” the dynamic 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical; the production opened July 22, 2016 and will remain on stage through August 13 at 106 6th Street North in , Florida. Call 904-249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org for tickets. We recommend calling early, as ticket demand is high. With music and lyrics by ( keyboardist) and book and lyrics by (“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), the musical is loosely based on a real personality. Memphis …

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Memphis, Players By The Sea, Photos by Chance Usina & Ramona Ramadeen

Sounds & Soul of Memphis at Players by the Sea

  In parts of Africa, the word Sankofa translates to proverb “it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” It also refers to the Adrinka symbol represented by a mythical bird with its head turned backwards, taking an egg off its back in the stylized shape of a heart. The Akan believe it is necessary to reflect on the past to ensure the strength of the future, that there must be movement and new learning as time passes.  As this forward march proceeds, the knowledge of the past must never be forgotten. is a journey in time, …

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