Spanning four decades and two continents, "The Color Purple" is an epic, profoundly uplifting family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.

With a Grammy nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, "The Color Purple" is a hopeful testament to the healing power of love and a triumphant celebration of life.

A preentation by the Mercury Theater runs from August 14 to October 27.

For more information call 773-325-1700.