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

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

The Public Theater continues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with the first major New York revival of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, directed by Leah C. Gardiner.

Performances are staged in the Public's Martinson Theater.

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(Photos by Joan Marcus)

Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf:

A groundbreaking work in modern American theater, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, returns to The Public for the first time since it premiered in 1976, before its breakthrough run on Broadway. Filled with passion, humor, and raw honesty, legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange’s form-changing choreopoem tells the stories of seven women of color using poetry, song, and movement. With unflinching honesty and emotion, each woman voices her survival story of having to exist in a world shaped by sexism and racism. This seminal work speaks to our world today about women’s struggles, strength, desires, resilience, and the sanctified magic of love and possibility.

By:
Ntozake Shange
Producer:
The Public Theater
Director:
Leah C. Gardiner
Lighting:
Jiyoun Chang
Sound:
Megumi Katayama
Design:
Myung Hee Cho
Choreography:
Camille A. Brown
Costume:
Toni-Leslie James
Cast list:
Sasha Allen (as Lady in Blue), Celia Chevalier (as Lady in Brown), Danaya Esperanza (as Lady in Orange), Jayme Lawson (as Lady in Red), Adrienne C. Moore (as Lady in Yellow), Okwui Okpokwasili (as Lady in Green), and Alexandria Wailes (as Lady in Purple)
Other info:
Original Composition by Martha Redbone
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 8, 2019
Opening date: 
October 22, 2019
Closes: 
December 15, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-8pm
Wednesday-8pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday--
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm8pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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After three previous extensions, the Public Theater has announced a final 1-week extension for the first major New York revival of Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, directed by Leah C. Gardiner and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown. Previews began at the Public's Martinson Theater on October 8, 2019, ahead of an official opening on October 22 (read our 4* review).

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The Public Theater has confirmed complete casting for the previously announced first major New York revival of Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, directed by Leah C. Gardiner and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown. The cast of For Colored Girls includes Jocelyn Bioh (as Lady in Blue), Celia Chevalier (as Lady in Brown), Danaya Esperanza (as Lady in Orange), Jayme Lawson (as Lady in Red), Adrienne C. Moore (as Lady in Yellow), Okwui Okpokwasili (as Lady in Green), and Alexandria Wailes (as Lady in Purple).

Our For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf Review

The Public Theater is reviving Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf which had its Off-Broadway premiere there. The 'choreopoem,' a phrase coined by Shange, hasn’t been seen in New York in over 40 years since it closed in 1978, after having moved to Broadway from The Public. Even though it’s been a staple on college campuses around the country... Read more