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About this show

First performed in Berkeley, California in 1974, Ntozake Shange's staged poem For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf played at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre before opening on Broadway in 1976. The collection of poems performed by women of color--each identified by the hue of her clothes-- creates a unified statement about being a woman of color, being alive, and being an American. The work's tales of love, violence, abortion, rape, and healing are as searing and relevant today as they were thirty years ago.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:The Call, Chicago