Twenty five years ago, Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf earned an Obie Award for Best Play and helped define the "choreopoem" as a new form of storytelling.
Beginning March 15, the Tony Award-winning director of The Wiz, George Faison, will helm a five-performance run of Shange's play in the Langston Hughes Theatre of the Schomberg Center in Harlem. For Colored Girls... runs March 15-18.
Featured in the cast of veteran African-American women are Carol-Jean Lewis (woman in green), Eleanor McCoy (woman in red), Lizan Mitchell (woman in purple), Novella Nelson (woman in brown), J. Ieasha Prime (woman in yellow), Katharine J. Smith (woman in orange) and Brenda Thomas (woman in blue).
Director Faison recently presented the show at Baltimore's Center Stage. His Broadway credits include Tony-nominated work for Porgy and Bess, Don't Bother, I Can't Cope, and Timons of Athens.
Tickets for the show range $18-$25. The Schomberg Center is located at 515 Lenox Avenue at 135th Street. To charge tickets call (212) 491 2206. -- By Murdoch McBride