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Pre-performance lecture by William Yellow Robe on The Color Purple
February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm| Free
THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly re-conceived production that is a glory to behold” (TheNew York Times). Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”
Please join us for a pre-performance reception & lecture in Bodwell Lounge on the 3rd floor of Collins Center for the Arts, presented by the McGillicuddy Humanities Center. Playwright William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. will conduct the lecture to help you get the most out of seeing the performance.
- 6-6:15 reception
- 6:15-6:45 lecture and Q&A
- 7 p.m. show
William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. is an Assiniboine playwright. He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas. His play, “Making IndiXns”, was one of five newly completed one-act plays and was published in the America’s Best One-Act Plays. Other publications of his work include Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers and Other Untold Stories, a collection of his full-length plays, Where the Pavement Ends: New Native Drama, a collection of his one-act plays. Wood Bones, a full length play, was produced this November at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine. He is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Penumbra Theatre. Yellow Robe resides in Maine where he is a Libra Professor at the English Department, University of Maine. Read more about Mr. William Yellow Robe here.