The Color Purple

19th Jun 2013 - 6:00pm

The Arts Centre

Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Short Cuts Cinema Classics screens The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg, 1985) in the Studio Theatre. 

Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple relates the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), a Southern black woman virtually sold into a life of servitude to her brutal husband, sharecropper Albert (Danny Glover). Celie pours her innermost thoughts into letters to her sister Nettie (Akousa Busia), unaware that Albert has been hiding Nettie’s replies, leaving Celie to assume that her sister is dead.

A major box-office hit, The Color Purple was nominated for eleven Oscars.

Please see The Color Purple film trailer

  • Tickets: £3.50 / £3.00 concessions / £2.00 Edge Hill Students. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. However, tickets can be booked in advance online or by calling 01695 584480.
  • FREE to school parties of 10 or more. Please contact the Box Office on 01695 584480
  • Certificate: 15
  • Running Time: 2 hrs 34 minutes
  • Short Cuts Cinema:

For details of what’s on this season at the Studio Theatre, view the programme of Short Cuts screenings.

Alternatively, for what’s on this season at The Arts Centre, visit The Arts Centre website.

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