"For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf" (November 17–20)

Detroit Music Hall

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Dates and Times

  • Thursday, November 17, at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, November 18, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 19, at 3 p.m. or 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 20, at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.

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

  • The Sights and Sounds: A series of 20 poems tells the interconnected stories of seven nameless African-American women who are each identified by their own colored costume. The story they tell, through dance, vernacular poetry, and syncopated rhythms, is one of oppression, racism, and sexism—arcing from rape and loss to empowerment and love.
  • The Dawn of the Choreopoem: When she created this work, Ntozake Shange essentially created a new genre—a combination of poetry, drama, music, and dance. This fusion was important to Shange, who reportedly discovered her identity as a woman through words and literature, and discovered her identity as an African through dance.
  • A Bit of History: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf opened on Broadway in 1976 and earned a Tony nomination for Best Play. Since then, it was adapted into a book and television film. Recently, in 2010, Shange updated the original work to include references to the Iraq War and PTSD.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Nov 20, 2016. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts


Built in 1928, Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts dazzles patrons with an ornate art-deco façade and lush Spanish Renaissance interior. Elegant columns, glittering chandeliers, and vibrant geometric patterns create a palatial atmosphere in the lobby. The auditorium's intimately arranged velvet seats leave every viewer within 70 feet of the stage, eliminating the need for binoculars or drawn-out games of telephone describing the onstage action.

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