Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Alumni and Faculty Bring Musical ‘The Color Purple’ to Drury Lane Theatre Sept. 13-Nov. 3

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty and alumni are in the cast and creative team of The Color Purple, running September 13 through November 3 at Drury Lane Theatre in the Chicago suburb of Oakbrook Terrace.

Shantel Cribbs
Marvin J. Malone II

Columbia College alums Shantel Cribbs ’17 and Marvin Malone II ’19, both graduates of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance, are in the cast of this musical version of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a young African American woman in the South during the early 1900s.

Jermaine Hill
Paul Deziel (Photo: Alexandra Kelly Colburn)

Columbia College Theatre Department Musical Theatre Program faculty member Jermaine Hill is the show’s music director. And Columbia College alum Paul Deziel ’14, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Technical Theatre program, is the production’s projections designer. For tickets, click here.