For Colored Girls
September 19, 2018 at 7:30pm
270 N. Kent St
St. Paul, MN 55102
About the Show
This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years before Penumbra Theatre was born. From its humble creation to critical acclaim on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning play has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences across the country. Shange’s fearless prose vividly paints intimate portraits of the pain and jubilation that women of color experience from girlhood throughout life. Shange was groundbreaking in her efforts to shatter the silence that protected abusers of women. for colored girls is a brave reckoning, a celebration, a healing ceremony, and perhaps most profoundly, an example of the awesome power a chorus of women’s voices can have.
Contains mature themes, including domestic violence. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.
If you do not have access to a ride, call Project SUCCESS and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.
or call Project SUCCESS at (612) 874-7710
Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project SUCCESS table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.
Thank you to Project SUCCESS theater partner, Penumbra Theater, for providing tickets to students at no cost.
- Ntozake Shange received both praise and criticism for her portrayal of African American men in this play. However she believed that difficult conversations could promote positive change in her community. Do you believe criticism can be an act of love? How have you seen this demonstrated in your own experiences?
- Centering the stories of women of color onstage was (and is) a bold, revolutionary act. What impact might this have on our communities, either directly or indirectly?