Coppin Repertory Theatre presents for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

  • Date: April 19th, 2018
  • Location: The Theatre Lab Grace Hill Jacobs Building Lower Level 2500 West North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21216-3698
  • Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Cost: Coppin and BCCC students w/ ID: $10; Non-Coppin Students w/IDs: $20; Senior Citizens: $20; General Public: $25; Discounts for groups of 10 or more: Call Dr. Garey A. Hyatt: 410-951-3369

“somebody/ anybody . . . sing a black girl’s song bring her out to know herself . . . carin/ struggle/ hard times sing her song of life . . . .

she’s been dead so long    

closed in silence for so long    

she doesn’t know the sound    

of her own voice    

.   .   .  

sing the song of her possibilities    

.   .   . 

let her be born    

& handled warmly.”

Ntozake Shange’s characters, seven African American women identified by the names of colors, communicate through poetry, music and dance, revealing the women’s perceptions of their own experiences, sexuality and relationships.  Portraying multiple characters, they lead us into their lives’ journeys, from lightheartedness through bewilderment, sorrow, indignation, outrage and gut-wrenching agony, until the power released by speaking their own truths and listening to their own voices propels them onto a new path of serenity and sisterhood.


Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, April 19, 20, 21 and 23, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m. in the Theatre Lab, on the lower level of the Grace Hill Jacobs Building.  Tickets are available at  and at the door.  For reservations and additional information, contact Dr. Garey A. Hyatt at 410 – 951-3369 or    Reservations are highly recommended.

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