“For Colored Girls” at the Public Theater, Oct. 30, A CBL Community event

Center for Black Literature Community Night at the Public Theater

For Colored Girls Who Have Committed Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf

Wednesday, October 30, 2019; 8:00 PM

425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place)

New York, NY 10003


Tickets start at $75, plus fees
Public Supporter tickets start at $55

Purchase your tickets NOW from the Public Theater.

Limited discount tickets available. ASL interpretation provided.

A groundbreaking work in modern American theater, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf returns to The Public for the first time since it premiered in 1976, before its breakthrough run on Broadway.

Filled with passion, humor, and raw honesty, legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange’s form-changing choreopoem tells the stories of seven women of color using poetry, song, and movement. With unflinching honesty and emotion, each woman voices her survival story of having to exist in a world shaped by sexism and racism.

Obie Award winner Leah C. Gardiner (Born BadgenerationsIf Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka) directs this seminal work that speaks to our world today about women’s struggles, strength, desires, resilience, and the sanctified magic of love and possibility.