Irvington Town Hall Theater will celebrate Black History Month on February 24 with 4th Wall Theatre’s production of for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf. In a one-night-only presentation of the Tony- and Grammy Award-nominated play, twenty poems about love, loss, struggle and empowerment are all weaved together in a “choreopoem” by Ntozake Shange. During the fully staged 90-minute production, seven nameless women, who are only referred to by the color by which they were assigned, will knit together stories with movement and music. These stories, which collectively represent African American sisterhood, will permeate the stage on their own, without the support of a set or costumes. The for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf performance will be followed by a brief discussion and Q&A with Director Gwen Ricks-Spencer and the actors. For more info, visit irvingtontheater.com.
A version of this article first appeared in the February issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.