The premiere of “The Color Purple” at the Springer Opera House in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – As we mark June 16 this week, a special performance took place at the historic Springer Opera House in Columbus.
The musical The Color Purple, featuring an all-African-American cast, runs through Sunday night.
It is directed by Springer’s first-ever African-American resident artist.
The musical is Keith Patrick McCoy’s first film as the new resident artist.
He says this production of The Color Purple, featuring local and out-of-town artists, is a story people of all races and walks of life can relate to. He hopes the audience will take away a sense of empathy for everyone.
This production was delayed twice due to the pandemics. McCoy says he’s thrilled that people are returning to theaters and having live performances once again become a part of their lives.
“Theater is the one outlet in the world where people of all different faiths come together, and I think that’s the experience people will always come back to.”
McCoy has previously led numerous productions at Springer as a guest artist, but was recently named artist-in-residence at the 150-year-old theater.
Be sure to log into News Leader 9 tomorrow. We know a lot more about The Color Purple, McCoy, and his goals for Springer and the Fountain City arts community.
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