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On stage as originally intended, Zuhairah McGill directs Ntozake Shange's Tony Award nominated, Ubie Award winning choreopoem on the welcoming and deserving stage of First World Theatre Ensemble. An African American classic and landmark in American theatre, Ntozoke Shange's "for colored girl who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf" illuminates the tales of women in all the shades of life's experiences. A powerful ensemble cast bears the passion, drama, comedy and pain that paint the visions, confessions and revelations of these women known only by the various colors of the rainbow. Though Shange at times reveals some ugly truths about abuse, relationships, and domestic violence, she does not allow the darkness to go unchallenged. Instead she gifts us through poetry and dance, reminding us that women bear a complicated love and invites you to transform, cross the rainbow and experience the light that exists on the other side.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 20min
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Community Education Center, Philadelphia