Venue Details

The Grove Theatre
276 E. 9th Street Upland, CA 91786
909-920-4343
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 16 members
Review from Tim Regener
54 events 24 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Gloria Keating
43 events 20 reviews

The play was wonderful. I laughed and cried, it was a very emotional evening. Vanessa Williams was wonderful, so were the rest of the cast.

reviewed Feb 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from ladybugz
17 events 9 reviews

I saw this play in 1978. And to see it re-vised in 2011 was refreshing.

reviewed Feb 11 2011 report as inappropriate
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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.

Description

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.

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