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Spring 2010 Production: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf

"For Colored Girls..." posterWritten and produced in 1975, Shange’s epic choreopoem, laced with music and dance, follows seven African American women through journeys into their past, the hurts and the triumphs, and in the end come together in an inspiring, soaring, and electrifying performance that changed the way we looked at women on stage, and their stories. Contains adult language.

This play is extraordinary, passionate, and powerful. Done well, it can be a life changing experience for actors and audience alike. It is also challenging to perform, requiring a great deal of memorization. It is also challenging in subject matter, dealing with harsh language, and subjects ranging from rape to abortion, to prostitution. Ultimately it is a positive play that emphasizes the power that we have to come through adversity rather than be broken by it.

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Performance Information

Show dates were February 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and February 21 and 28 at 3 p.m. in Shilling Auditorium. Ticket prices were $7 to $10.