Script-in-Hand: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre continues its sixth season of Script-in-Hand performances with Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. This 1975 “choreopoem” delves into the lives of black women through 20 poems exploring love, hope, broken hearts, and abandonment. A New Yorker review described For Colored Girls... as “a firebomb of a poem” that incorporates a mournful blues with a trickster spirit.
Funding for this series provided by a grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee, with additional support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Reception sponsored by Friends of the Kansas City Public Library.