Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 7:00p -
Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 9:30p
184 Dudley Street
Boston, MA 02119
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'For colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf' is a cornerstone of contemporary American theater due to the vibrancy of its language, its powerful sense of urgent determination, and, ultimately, its universal message --delivered by seven women of color who share their stories, and find strength in each other through this sharing and "a layin on of hands.” In "for colored girls..." the women dance out and declare their everyday joys, hurts, loves, and tell us: "my love is...too delicate...too beautiful...too sanctified...too magic...too saturday nite...too complicated...too music to have thrown back in my face!"
This innovative theater piece is composed of 21 poems, linked by music and dance. Although it won an Obie for poet/playwright Ntozake Shange, was nominated for a Tony for Best Play when it transferred to Broadway, and remained a cherished text for generations of readers, it is too infrequently revived in the Greater Boston area. Praxis Stage's production is directed by our resident director, Dayenne C B Walters, and runs February 15 through 25 at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square.