For Colored Girls now playing at JBT
December 16th, 2010
Omaha, NE – The play, For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf is now playing at Omahaâ€™s John Beasley Theatre.
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple with the additional color brown are the seven characters of the rainbow that come to life in the 1975 stage play For Colored Girls by Ntozake Shange.Â Now on stage at the JBT, the play is not just for â€œcolored girls.â€ John Beasley said itâ€™s universal. â€œThe struggles that the women go through and the triumphs that they go throughâ€¦ their identity that they find for themselves again speaks to everyone in the world.â€
Beasley said the play addresses issues of love, abuse, loss, and ends with women reclaiming their power.Â Â This production, he said, has an all-local cast.
â€œGreat performances by the women, even though it is their first time,â€ he said. â€œWeâ€™ve gone through a lot with themâ€¦ to have them to speaking to the audience, not as if it is poetry but as if they have got something they need to share with the audience.â€
Beasley said the play is unlike the recently-released Tyler Perry movie of the same name, mainly because it is performed as a series of poems.Â Not your typical sounding poetry, though. (
[audio:https://kvnonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/777-colored-girls1.mp3]for an example, as performed by actress Anita Davenport).
For Colored Girls is now playing through Dec. 19 and also runs January 6 through 16 at the John Beasley Theater in South Omaha.Â
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