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

Saturday, October 6 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 7 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 7 7:30 pm
Wednesday, October 10 10:00 am
Wednesday, October 10 7:30 pm
Thursday, October 11 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Friday, October 12 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 13 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 13 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 14 2:00 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.