“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,” by Ntozake Shange opens at Hibernian Hall on February 15, 2018. The show is being produced by Praxis Stage, as the second play in its 2nd season. “For Colored Girls…” made a huge impact in American theater in 1976, winning an Obie for poet/playwright Ntozake Shange, and then being nominated for a Tony in Best Play that very same year when Shange made history as only the second Black woman to have a play produced on Broadway. Revivals of the play continue to be performed, and in 2010 Shange updated the play to address the HIV epidemic.
Composed of 21 poems, linked by dance and music, and delivered by seven women, “For Colored Girls…” combines choreography and original contemporary music with the original score that features 1960s and 1970s R&B and jazz.
Directed by Dayenne C.B. Walters, the production will run at Roxbury’s Hibernian Hall for 12 performances. February 15-25.
Tickets: $20 (online and at door) and available online at: www.artful.ly/praxis-stage.com
Thursdays, 2/15 and 2/22, 7:00pm
Fridays, 2/16 and 2/23, 8pm
Saturdays, 2/17 and 2/24, Matinees: 3pm, Evenings: 8pm
Sundays, 2/18 and 2/25, Matinees: 2pm, Evenings: 7:30pm
For more information, contact Daniel Boudreau, firstname.lastname@example.org.