Sister-hood is powerful. African-American playwright and poet Ntozake Shange’s celebrated choreopoem, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” fuses poetry and dance. It is an expressive and eloquent pastiche of 20 poems, dance, and music that dramatizes the giddy highs and gut-wrenching lows of seven typical urban black women embarked on frequently painful but ultimately empowering journeys of self-discovery.
Burning Coal Theatre Company and She-Cow Productions will present “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” a passionate elegy for black women everywhere penned by now 63-year-old Trenton, NJ-born African-American dramatist and poet Ntozake Shange (pronounced “en-to-zaki shong-gay”), on May 10-13 and 17-20 in the Murphey School Auditorium as part of Burning Coal’s “Wait Til You See This!” second-stage series. N.C. Central University Department of Theatre faculty member Karen D. Dacons-Brock will direct the show, and Emelia “Me-Me” Cowans and Sherida McMullan will produce For Colored Girls … for She-Cow Productions.