"Shange’s ‘For Colored Girls’ Has Staying Power" – CNN

Ntozake Shange was inspired by a rainbow to “unearth unspeakable secrets.”

So she wrote the play “For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf.”

The play, which is a mainstay at theatre companies across the country (as well as a popular book for high school students), was a sensation upon its debut in 1975.

And it has staying power. “For Colored Girls” is headed to Broadway and is under contract for a film next season.

Ms. Shange says the voices in her play remain vivid, like the colors of the rainbow she saw so many years ago.

To read a CNN interview and watch a stunning slideshow about Ms. Shange, click here.

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