After seeing “The Color Purple” at the DPAC this week in Durham, I am convinced of one thing.
I love Sophia.
I mean, I was a HUGE Sophia fan when Oprah played the role in the movie. I knew all of her lines, facial expressions, body movements, everything. But the Sophia on the stage not only rekindled my love for the character…it took my love of her to new heights. She was sassy, abrupt, bossy, flamboyant, tragic and hilarious all at the same time. Sophia is a hugely important character in this story, and I was nervous about watching someone else play the role. But the worrying was a waste of time.
When you see the play (hurry…it ends Sunday,) I’m sure you’ll love her as much as I did. Especially the dance scene. ESPECIALLY the bull and matador part of the dance scene. Confused? Yeah…you need to see it.