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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf 

A unique award-winning tale of the African-American woman's journey in America.

Director:

Oz Scott

Writers:

Ntozake Shange (play), Ntozake Shange (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Sarita Allen Sarita Allen ... Sechita
Trazana Beverley Trazana Beverley ... Crystal (as Trazana Beverly)
Laurie Carlos Laurie Carlos ... Georgetta
Gregory T. Daniel Gregory T. Daniel ... Toussaint
Jackie Davis Jackie Davis ... Second Man in Subway
Pedro De Pool ... Emcee
Lisa Henley Lisa Henley ... Naomi
Roger Hill ... Second Man at Barbecue
Brent Jennings ... First Man at Barbecue
Charles Johnson Charles Johnson ... Boy in Subway
Oliver Lake Oliver Lake ... Flute Player
Jack Landron ... Bedroom Companion
Crystal Lilly Crystal Lilly ... Sarah
Carol Maillard ... Lu Anne (as Carol L. Maillard)
Ntozake Shange ... Woman with baby girl
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A unique award-winning tale of the African-American woman's journey in America.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1982 (USA) See more »

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Color
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The original Broadway production of "For Color Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf" by Ntozake Shange opened at the Booth Theater in New York on September 15, 1976, ran for 742 performances and was nominated for the 1977 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. Trazana Beverley (won the 1977 Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Play), Laurie Carlos and Ntozake Shange recreated their stage roles in this filmed production. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devil Fish (1998) See more »

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Wow! This Movie is still powerful
9 May 2003 | by kylasrainbowSee all my reviews

I just recently obtained a copy of this DVD. I had read the play but the flow of the DVD is much better.

The cinematography is obviously lacking because it was taken from a play to television.

I think that it would be even more moving if it was redone for the big screen. It is a powerful piece.

The writing is superior, gut wrenching, and moving.

Go find it!


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