I have seen this production twice and I still cry and love the characters all over again each time and I am delighted that the South African production of the musical The Color Purple is heading back again in 2020.
Producers Joburg Theatre and Bernard Jay are delighted to announce that Didintle Khunou will once again be reprising the role of Celie in the April 2020 season of The Color Purple at Joburg Theatre.
“I am so elated to be back as Celie,” says Didi. “I thoroughly enjoyed both runs last year and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to step into Celie’s shoes again.”
“Didi truly earned the role of Celie in her early auditions,” claims renowned director of the South African production, Janice Honeyman. “I cannot imagine an actor more suited to continue achieving such a success in the role.”
Didi graduated and obtained a BA Honours Degree in Dramatic Arts at the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg. She trained at ActorWize, a professional acting course for film and TV facilitated by the respected teacher, actor and director Rajesh Gopie and also trained at Indigo View Advanced Actors Academy, founded by Steven Feinstein.
Apart from her role in The Color Purple, Didintle Khunou played the lead on stage in an adaptation of Yerma and appeared in Bertolt Brecht’s epic play The Caucasian Chalk Circle. She has made many television appearances in shows like Mamello Seasons 2 & 3 on SABC2, directed by SAFTA award-winning director Zuko Nodada, and Single Galz Season 2 on SABC 1, directed by award-winning actor and director Rea Rangaka. Didi is currently starring in Mzansi Magic’s Tswana telenovela The Throne and will be playing the role of Janet in the musical The Rocky Horror Show at the end of the year.
Joining Didintle Khunou on stage in The Color Purple in 2020 will be acclaimed South African actors Lelo Ramasimong, Neo Motaung, Yamikani Mahaka-Phiri, Sebe Leotlela and Thokozani Nzima.
At Joburg Theatre from April 2nd to 12th 2020, The Color Purple tickets are available by phoning 0861 670 670, going online at www.joburgtheatre.com or booking in person at the Joburg Theatre box office.
Theatre patrons can also book online and pay at selected Pick N Pay stores.