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DeKalb County Theater Teacher’s Star Shines Bright as Adam in The Color Purple


A Browns Mill Elementary School theater teacher was on-set during filming of the recent adaptation of The Color Purple when Oprah just popped by. Terrence J. Smith, who was cast as Adam, son of protagonist and narrator Celie, in the 2023 musical film chronicling the struggles of an African American woman living in rural Georgia in the early 1900s, said his heart skipped a beat after she complimented his work, he told reporter Julie Lineback in a feature article about the surprise encounter. Smith said it was extraordinary to be in the presence of so many gifted performers. “This was

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