Mixed Magic Theatre to Present FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, 2/21-3/16
Mixed Magic Theatre will present "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf" by Ntozake Shange. Directed by Jackie Davis, the show will run February 21st - March 16th, playing Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 pm Sundays 3:00 pm. PRESS NIGHT: Saturday March 1st 7:30 pm.
Preview Week Ticket Prices: Friday (Feb 21): Pay What You Can; Saturday & Sunday (Feb 22-Feb 23): All Tickets $15; Regular Admission Prices (Feb 28- Mar 16) Gen $25, Sen $20, Stu/Mil w/ ID $15.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf is a 1975 experimental play by Ntozake Shange. Initially staged in California, it has been performed Off-Broadway and on Broadway, and adapted as a book, a television film, and a theatrical film. The 1977 Broadway production was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.
For Colored Girls..." does not have a conventional "plot" or characters. In her introduction to the book version, Ntozake Shange describes the work as "a choreopoem" made up of individual poems that form "a single statement." Structurally, For Colored Girls is a series of 20 poems - a stunning hybrid of poetry and drama that is a powerful exploration of the lives of Black women.
The choreopoem is performed by a cast of seven women characters, each of whom is known only by a color. The characters are the Lady in Red, Lady in Brown, Lady in Blue, Lady in Purple, Lady in Orange, Lady in Green and the Lady in Yellow. Shange's play is funny and tragic, sensuous and sensitive - filled with hope, ritual and the power of healing.
Pictured: In rehearsal with Jackie Davis, director (above to the left) and the cast of 'FOR COLORED GIRLS'.