“For Colored Girls” The Play
Who have considered suicide / When the rainbow is enuf
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE / WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF
By Ntozake Shange
Directed By Voress Franklin
February 2 – 25, 2024
*At the Guild Theater in Oak Park, In partnership with St. Hope for Black History Month.
A groundbreaking work in modern American theater, FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE / WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF is a choreopoem following seven women through a world of racism, oppression, and sexism. Filled with passion, humor, and raw honesty, they tell their stories and those of other women they know through a fusion of poetry, music, and dance. FOR COLORED GIRLS premiered at the Booth Theatre in 1976, becoming the second play by a Black woman to reach Broadway, preceded by Lorraine Hansberry’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN.