Coppin Repertory Theatre presents for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
“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.
for colored girls FOCUSES ON ADULT THEMES AND INCLUDES ADULT LANGUAGE.
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 www.coloredgirls.brownpapertickets.com and at the door. For additional information, contact Dr. Garey A. Hyatt at 410 – 951-3369 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are highly recommended.