For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf
Director Linda Goodrich brings a new twist to a time-tempered play about the experience of black women by casting For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf with actresses who’ve got a little life experience behind them. Rather than the typical young women acting out Ntozake Shange’s “chorepoem,” a gathering of “seasoned” performers take this journey through the lives of women of color.
There are moments hilarious, tragic and sublime: from “losing it” at a high-school graduation party to the horrors of domestic violence to the “stand up and stand together” attitude of women in full possession of themselves. These “seasoned” women—Bonnie Barr, Voress Franklin, Jean Hooks, KT Marsala, Mardes Story, Coni Taylor and Linda Barton White—form a chorus of survivors who still manage to find a few laughs.