BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Save the date: 4th Wall Theatre presents For Colored Girls February 16
for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
A Staged Reading celebrating Black History Month
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written by Ntozake Shange
directed by Gwen Ricks-Spencer
ONE NIGHT ONLY:
Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 pm
Westminster Arts Center
449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ on the campus of Bloomfield College
All tickets only $15.
Group rates available for groups of 15 or more.
Please email at email@example.com or call 973-996-8484.
An American classic, this stirring “choreopoem” weaves together 20 separate poems with music, movement and narratives to tell the stories of love, empowerment, and struggle and loss in a complex representation of sisterhood. The cast consists of seven nameless African-American women only identified by the colors they are assigned. Shange wrote for colored girls... in a way that mimicked how real women spoke so she could draw her readers' focus to the experience of reading and listening. The show was nominated for a Tony Award in 1976.
4th Wall’s “Off The Wall” production will not be fully produced with sets and costumes, and the performers will/can carry scripts. The characters will be fully drawn, and the storytelling will be the focus of the production. There will be some staging. The show will be followed by a brief discussion.
(Mature subject matter; please use discretion when considering bringing children under 16.)
Lady in Red - Mimi B. Francis
Lady in Orange - Deirdra Hooker
Lady in Yellow - Nicolette Lynch
Lady in Green - Dana P. Hawkins
Lady in Blue - Samille Ganges
Lady in Purple - Lynette Sheard
Lady in Brown - Lauren Pope Forbes
Director - Gwen Ricks-Spencer
Lighting Designer - Nik Marmo
Sound Designer- Nicholas Von Hagel
Production Manager - Kate Swan