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The Color Purple Synopsis and Character Descriptions




The Color Purple Characters
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Name Gender Vocal Part Age Range Role Type
Ol' Mister male 55 – 80 supporting
Older Olivia female 55 – 80 cameo
Older Adam male 55 – 80 cameo
Pa male 40 – 60 supporting
Preacher male 30 – 60 cameo
Prison Guard male 30 – 50 cameo
Shug Avery female 25 – 40 supporting
Church Soloist female 20 – 40 cameo
Nettie female 20 – 35 lead
Celie female 20 – 35 lead
Harpo male 20 – 30 supporting
Sofia female 18 – 28 supporting
Squeak female 18 – 28 supporting
Young Nettie female 12 – 16 supporting
Young Celie female 12 – 16 supporting
Young Olivia female 12 – 16 cameo
Mister's Daughter female 8 – 14 cameo
Henrietta female 6 – 12 cameo
Young Harpo male spoken 6 – 12 cameo
Young Adam male 6 – 12 cameo
Doris female supporting
Darlene female supporting
Jarene female supporting
Buster male cameo
Chief male cameo
Grady male cameo
Bobby male cameo


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