for colored girls who have considered suicide/when…

Presented by Penumbra Theatre

Penumbra Theatre

270 N Kent St., St. Paul, MN 55102

Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Call 651-224-3180
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Past performances

Tuesday, September 18 7:30 pm
  • Preview
Wednesday, September 19 7:30 pm
  • Preview
Thursday, September 20 7:30 pm
Friday, September 21 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 22 2:00 pm
Saturday, September 22 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 23 2:00 pm
Wednesday, September 26 10:00 am
Wednesday, September 26 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 27 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Friday, September 28 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 29 2:00 pm
Saturday, September 29 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 30 2:00 pm
Wednesday, October 3 10:00 am
Friday, October 5 7:30 pm
Drama Experimental

Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy

Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea

This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years before Penumbra Theatre was born. From its humble creation to critical acclaim on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning play has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences across the country. Shange’s fearless prose vividly paints intimate portraits of the pain and jubilation that women of color experience from girlhood throughout life. Shange was groundbreaking in her efforts to shatter the silence that protected abusers of women. for colored girls is a brave reckoning, a celebration, a healing ceremony, and perhaps most profoundly, an example of the awesome power a chorus of women’s voices can have.