Yesterday, we saw the musical The Color Purple at the Straz Center. It was a great show! The stage set was very stripped down - wooden stage and background with chairs. The focus was on the story and character, African Americans in the South during the 1930's and the hardships that they dealt with during this time period. Of course, a serious storyline but there were some funny moments. Loved Sofia's 'I don't take ish' attitude!
After watching the show, I did a little reading up on the musical and learned that it's an adaptation of the book The Color Purple by Alice Walker. Thinking I need to add this book to my reading list!