For Colored Girls


Dec. 10-19, Jan. 6-16 For Colored Girls John Beasley Theater, 3010 Q St. Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. and Sun. 3 p.m. $27, $22 students/seniors/TAG members, $16 Thurs. 502.5767, johnbeasleytheater.org The title may seem direct in its selected audience, but don’t let that dissuade you from experiencing the emotions from this play’s epic storytelling. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf is delivered in 20 poems told by seven women signified by a different color: “The Lady in Yellow,” “The Lady in Red,” etc. each telling a story of their adversities and struggles including love, rape and abandonment. Based on the 1975 Tony-nominated play by Ntozake Shange, the story is a classic in the African-American community. Tyler Perry’s film version hit theaters in 2010. Even if you may not consider yourself a “colored girl,” each story has something for anyone who has been at a place of darkness only to come out stronger and more alive.


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