Missouri State’s Theater and Dance Department presents “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide…When the Rainbow is Enuf”, an inspirational and educational play about women of color in America.
The performance, written by Ntozake Shange, explores themes ranging from first love to domestic violence through a series of 20 poems choreographed to music. This improvisational “choreopoem” is performed by a cast of seven women whose characters are known only by the color of their attire, which corresponds to the colors of the rainbow plus brown. From mournful to playful, the poems and movement express the women’s struggles for identity, respect, love and happiness, both in their personal relationships and in the larger society.
“For Colored Girls” is sponsored by Multicultural Programs and Student Diversity and Missouri State’s College of Arts and Letters.
This performance will be held in the PSU Theatre on from Feb. 10-12 with showtimes at 2:30 and 7:30. Tickets are free to MSU students. For other students and seniors it costs $12 and adults are $14.