for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf

Event Date: February 16th, 2018 at 8:00pm
Address : 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ, United States
Town : Maplewood

4th Wall Theatre celebrates Black History Month with
"for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf"
A Choreopoem by Ntozake Shange

Friday, February 16, 2018, 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8:00 pm
​Sunday, February 18, 2018, 3:00 pm
At the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ
Tickets: $22 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for students with ID

Ntozake Shange’s ground-breaking play, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, is a “choreopoem” that weaves together 20 separate poems with music, movement, and narratives to tell the stories of love, empowerment, struggle, and loss in a complex representation of African-American sisterhood. The cast consists of seven nameless African-American women only identified by the colors they are assigned. Directed by 4th Wall’s Executive Director Gwen Ricks-Spencer, this production will be presented as a fully staged and dynamic reading including poems about coming of age, heartbreak, sexual assault, and redemption. These are important stories for our time.

The show contains mature subject matter; please use discretion when considering bringing children under 16. The show will be followed by a brief discussion for those who are interested.

Lady in Red - Mimi B. Francis
Lady in Orange - Tasha R. Williams
Lady in Yellow - Sheleah Harris
Lady in Green - Dana P. Hawkins
Lady in Blue - Samille Ganges
Lady in Purple - Lynette Sheard
Lady in Brown - Lauren Pope Forbes

Director: Gwen Ricks-Spencer
Lighting Designer: Maximo Grano De Oro
Sound Designer: Nicholas Von Hagel
​Stage Manager: Martha Thalheimer
​Production Manager: Kate Swan

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