- For Colored Girls... by Ntozake Shange, runs Feb 21 thru March 10. This groundbreaking "choreopoem" is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives about and performed by Black women. Capturing the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women, For Colored Girls... offers a transformative, riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry. Premiered by the Henry Street Settlement, Joseph Papp's Public Theatre and later on Broadway. From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning For Colored Girls... has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange's words reveal what it meant to be of color and female in the twentieth century. First published in 1975, when it was praised by The New Yorker for " encompassing . . . every feeling and experience a woman has ever had," For Colored Girls... is a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world. "A triumphant event, filled with humor. Pure Theatre." - New York Daily News "A poignant, gripping, angry and beautiful work." - Time
Kansas City MO
- Performing Arts
- Saturday, February 23 @ 7:30 pm
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