Meetup #51: Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls

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For our 51st meetup, we attended African American Shakespeare Theatre’s production of for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf.  This American theatrical classic by Ntozake Shange, was directed by Elizabeth Carter (director of Bondage, our January 2018 meetup).  The play offers a collection of “seven individual stories of women capturing the brutal, tender and dramatic lives in Ntozake Shange’s …transformative, riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry.”

Read Lily Janiak’s enthusiastic SF Chronicle review here. Notably, this is the first production of the play in the San Francisco/Bay Area since the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre produced the play in the early 1990’s.  There are only four more shows (thru 9/28) and they are guaranteed to sell out!  Get your tickets here.

In addition to the playwright and director, the entirely female cast and crew includes: Jan Hunter (Performer – Lady in Brown), Bobbi Kindred (Performer – Lady in Purple), Natasha LaGrone (Performer – Lady in Blue), Paige Mayes (Performer – Lady in Red), Regina Monique (Performer – Lady in Orange), Brittany Nicole Sims (Performer – Lady in Green), Tiffany Tenille (Performer – Lady in Yellow), Leontyne Mbele-Mbong (Production Manager & Stage Manager), Kate Boyd (Design Execution), Stephanie Anne Johnson (Lighting Designer), Lana Palmer (Sound Designer), Nikki Anderson-Joy (Costume Designer), Kendra Kimbrough Barnes (Choreographer), Sherri Young (Executive Director and Founder).

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