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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Broadway power couple Brian and Jeni Stivale, whose combined credits include leading roles in Les Miserables, Damn Yankees and Jesus Christ Superstar), stage a moving and unique holiday concert, Great Joy - A Christmas Celebration. Pastors as well as performers, the Stivales have put together a diverse program that revels in the festivity of the season and celebrates the very first Christmas Miracle back in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago. The gifted cast's performance of traditional and unique carols will warm your heart, while the show's dramatic moments are sure to spark your spirit. Recall the "Reason for the Season" at this very special concert at The Grove Theatre. Learn More
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Featured review from Tim Regener
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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 was great to see her in person -- as I was a huge Soul Food fan.
Quotes & Highlights
- 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.