Celebration Arts is reprising a production of the Ntozake Shange classic “For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf”’ on Saturday, June 6.
The production, directed by Dr. Linda Goodrich, will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a Talk-Back session on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Both events will benefit Celebration Arts’ efforts to pay rent and re-open.
Dr. Goodrich directed productions of “for colored girls” locally in 2004 and 2005 with a cast of women over the age of 50.
“I had directed Ntozake’s play before for Celebration Arts in the 1990s with a much younger cast, but I wanted to look at the play from the perspective of women in my generation and where we stood with the monologues that we were all so familiar,” Dr. Goodrich said.
“We had to get special permission from Ntozake’s estate in order to do this Zoom production,” she continued.