"I think it must piss God off when you walk past the color purple in a field and don't notice it." From the pen of Alice Walker, the clear vision of Spielberg and the deft adaptation of Marsha Norman, The Color Purple has always struck a chord of raw honesty whatever its iteration.
It comes to the Joburg Theatre on the 4th of February as a musical, headlined by Didintle Khunou. She plays Celie who has suffered abuse from men for most of her life. The arrival of the almost otherworldly Shug Avery starts a healing journey that leads to self love.
Also joining the cast is Lebo Toko as Bobby, a young handy man who helps Celie around the house and expresses a fondness for her.
The Color Purple open 31st January and runs until 4 March 2018.
Three friends in Jo'burg struggling to juggle life, work, family and love. The series explores the ol' question, "How does she do it all?"
Mzansi Magic's latest drama, Unmarried, hopes to answer that ever puzzling question.
Stevel Marc plays Vuyo, an arrogant charmer who believes he is God's gift to women and uses his sexual prowess to his advantage.
Nyaniso Dzedze plays Bongani, a hard working provider battling to raise himself and his two children above their circumstances. Nyaniso can also be seen in One Night In Miami at the Market Theatre until 25 Feb 2018.
Catch Unmarried on channel 103 at 19:30 starting 2nd February.