Shake your shimmy….

Birmingham’s Red Mountain Theatre. The Color Purple. September 27-October 14. Starring Myiesha Duff as Celie, Erika Evans as Sofia, and Caprenia Anthony as Shug Avery.  Tickets are $30-35 (unless you’re a senior, a student or are purchasing group tickets).

Go. Period.

According to the RMTC website, there will be a “talk back” session after each Friday night show, and a “Sunday supper add-on” before the Sunday matinee performances.

In Alice Walker’s powerful novel, a marginalized and abused Black woman eventually reclaims and asserts her emotional and economic independence (as a clothing designer and businesswoman!), and redefines her notion of God. Here’s one of my favorite clips from the 1985 Steven Spielberg film (and the only clip I can post without my mother having a fit), because of the song lyrics and Shug’s FABULOUS, blingtastic outfit (I need a headdress in my life!):

Harpo, Who Dis Woman?

We’re surprised our friend (in the head) over at WTForever21 hasn’t covered this crime against fashion.  Yes, the 1970s/Annie Hall look is back, with palazzo pants, flowy blouses and floppy hats.  But wear this flammable, unsubtle disaster masquerading as pants from Forever 21 and you will look like an extra from the Miss Celie’s Folkspants scene in The Color Purple.  And no, we don’t mean that in a good way.

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This is the last time palazzo pants worked (around the 0:23 mark).

Images courtesy of Forever 21

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