Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf
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The last date listed for For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf was Sunday February 13, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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Based on Ken Kesey's landmark novel -- later made into the iconic, Oscar-winning movie starring Jack Nicholson -- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest follows Randle McMurphy, a small-time crook who fakes insanity to get out of a prison sentence. But instead of resting up at the state mental hospital, the rebellious yet charming McMurphy finds himself going toe-to-toe with the authoritarian Nurse Ratched as he attempts to stir up his fellow mental patients. The dynamics of live performance only heighten the tension between these two exquisitely drawn characters. Tough, touching and tragic, this American classic advocates poignantly for the dignity of every single person, no matter how "crazy" they might be. Learn More
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I bought the tickets as a gift and my friend said she had a great time. Parking was easy, location of the theater is nice and her seats were great. She did say that she was glad that she had seen the movie so, she was able to understand the characters in the play better.
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This is such a powerful play. I saw this play at the Philadelphia University of Performing Arts several years ago and it saddens me to say that the students did a better job. I was pleasantly surprised that Vanessa Williams had a lead role. It...continued
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The play won an 1977 Obie Award in its Off-Broadway run, was nominated for a Best Play Tony Award on Broadway and was adapted into a 2010 film, directed by Tyler Perry.
The Grove Theatre is proud to announce the opening of its 2011 Season. In celebration of Black History Month, The Grove Theatre and Shining Glory Entertainment will co-produce For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, a choreopoem, or series of poems choreographed to music.
For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf expresses the many struggles and obstacles that African-American women have faced throughout their lives. The poems are about women, love, family, abuse, relationships, identity, sexuality, choice and friendship, and are embodied by each woman’s story, providing a sense of the interrelationships among the performers and of their gestures and dance movements.
The play begins and ends with the lady in brown. The other six performers represent the colors of the rainbow: the ladies in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. The various repercussions of “bein alive & bein a woman & bein colored is a metaphysical dilemma” are explored through the words, gestures, dance, and music of the seven ladies, who improvise as they shift in and out of different roles.