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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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.