Gardner, Thomas Star in Circle Players’ Collaboration With TSU on THE COLOR PURPLE


For only the second time in Circle Players’ 63 year history, the venerable community theater company will join with Nashville’s Tennessee State University to collaborate on the production of one of contemporary theater’s most beloved works: The Color Purple. The musicalized version of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple features an all-star cast of local performers from both the Nashville theater community and TSU’s student body.

Circle Players and TSU last worked together in 1997 to present Miss Evers’ BoysDavid Feldshuh’s play about the “Tuskeegee experiments,” that was presented at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Johnson Theatre.

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