2/14 for colored girls… (STAGED READING)
On Valentine’s Day, Tuesday February 14th, and in honor of Black Playwrights’ Month, Play Club West will present a Staged Reading of the choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange, and directed by Kate Purnell.
“for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf” is Ntozake Shange’s first work and most acclaimed theater piece, and tells the stories of women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society. As a choreopoem, the piece is a series of 20 separate poems and subjects from rape, abandonment, abortion and domestic violence are tackled. Shange’s writing style is idiosyncratic and she often uses vernacular language, unique structure, and unorthodox punctuation to emphasize syncopation. She wanted to write “for colored girls…” in a way that mimicked how real women speak so she could draw her readers’ focus to the experience of reading and listening. Shange’s “for colored girls…” was only the second play by a black woman to reach Broadway, preceded by Lorraine Hansberry’s “Raisin in the Sun” in 1959.
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, February 14th
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.
*There is a suggested donation ticket price of $5 for our Staged Readings. Cash/Check ONLY at the door.
*There will also be WINE to purchase for a suggested donation.
*Play Club West VIP