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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf


Public Theater / New York / Stage

“Being alive and being a woman is all I got,” says one of the “girls” in Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, “but being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven’t conquered yet.” The colors of the rainbow provide a framework for the seven women in Shange’s groundbreaking “choreopoem”—a term she herself coined to describe the poetry, song, and dance that came together in her first play, which premiered on Broadway in 1976. Leah C. Gardiner directs the first major New York revival of a play that defined a decade. —J.V.

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