"For Colored Girls"
- March 03, 2012
- 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
- Cultural Events
- Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center
"For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" is a classic play in the African American literary tradition, and a feminist/womanist choreopoem by Ntozake Shange. The work emphasizes the strength of sisterhood and of African American women declaring their unique voices as powerful, beautiful and essential. It reclaims their most difficult and their most joy-filled experiences as truisms about the human experience and reflects the greatest and not-so-great aspects of humanity. The play’s seven women (in brown, yellow, red, green, purple, blue, and orange) remind the world that they are perfectly beautiful and wonderfully whole.
The play was recently made into a major motion picture by director Tyler Perry.