Kelechi Ezie, whose New York theatrical credits include Restoration Comedy, Tearing Down The Walls and The Dome, plays Celie in the White Plains Performing Arts Center production of the award-winning musical The Color Purple, which begins performances Feb. 8.
Directed by Jeremy Quinn with musical direction by Stephen Ferri and choreography by Taavon Gamble, performances are scheduled for Feb. 8-10 and 22-24.
The cast also includes Keith Antone, Nick Butler, Jasmine Coles, Najee Gabay-Knight, Joseph Ghee, Terri-Ann Gordon, Deidre Grace, Jasmine Jenkins, Jeffrey Johnson, Kayla Mattocks, Jasmine Monet, Nattalyee Randall, Laurel Richardson, Ellisha Thomas, Carlita Victoria, Bobby Walker, LaNette Wallace, DaRon Williams, Juson Williams and Tangela Wilson.
The musical, according to press notes, is an "inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Stephen Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story."
All performances are at the White Plains theatre, located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains. For tickets visit wppac.com or call (914) 328-1600.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You