What's Black & Female & A Thrill To Behold?

How about "tight ensemble piece in a seven-part harmony"?

Seven is a prime number.
Seven is a prime number.

Ntozake Shange.

You probably know her name, even if
you haven't seen her classic drama,
the voice-and-movement-propelled stagework
that first rocked the boards in 1975.

And even if you haven't seen the show,
you probably know that name, too.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide
When the Rainbow is Enuf

Yeah, see?

But have you seen it?
Have you heard it?
Did you miss it when UpRise! Productions and The Vortex produced it last fall?

Shange's award-winning "choreopoem,"under the direction of Zell Miller III,
returns this weekend – with the same fierce cast – for two weeks only.

Let this review by Jillian Owens tell you a little about its power and beauty.

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Ntozake Shange, Colored Girls, Considered Suicide, When the Rainbow is Enuf, UpRise! Productions, The Vortex, Jillian Owens

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