Staged Reading of “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf” February 24 ~Irvington~
In celebration of Black History Month, 4th Wall Theatre presents a fully staged reading of Ntozke Shange’s 1970s ground breaking play with a message that holds just as true today.
“for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf” is billed as a “choreopoem” and 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. The show first premiered at the Henry Street Settlement, Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre, and later moved to Broadway.
Location: Irvington Town Hall Theater, Irvington