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“For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf” is presented by special agreement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Written by Ntozake Shange
Performances at the Box:
February 8 @ 7pm
February 9 @ 7pm
February 10 @ 7pm
for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf is Ntozake Shange’s first work and most acclaimed theater piece. It consists of a series of poetic monologues to be accompanied by dance movements and music, a form Shange coined as the choreopoem. for colored girls… tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society.
As a choreopoem, the piece is a series of 20 separate poems choreographed to music that weaves interconnected stories of love, empowerment, struggle and loss into a complex representation of sisterhood. The cast consists of seven nameless women of color only identified by the colors they are assigned. They are the lady in red, lady in orange, lady in yellow, lady in green, lady in blue, lady in brown, and lady in purple.
**Subjects from rape, abandonment, racism, abortion and domestic violence are tackled so parental discretion is advised.
for colored girls… has been performed Off-Broadway and on Broadway, and adapted as a book, a television film, and a theatrical film. The 1976 Broadway production was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.