If you haven't read the legendary stage play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf
, pick it up today. The play, which was written by Ntozake Shange
, is one of the most important pieces in American theater. For Colored Girls
debuted in 1975, dealing with abortion, rape and relationships. Structured as a collection of 20 poems, the cast is only named by the colors in the rainbow (Lady in White, Lady in Brown, Lady in Blue). For Colored Girls
was a PBS special in 1982, starring Alfre Woodard
and Lynn Whitfield
Lionsgate recently acquired the rights to make the play a movie. Considering the heavy content, which is still relevant today, I hope whoever signs on to do the film picks passionate, trained and seasoned actresses. I don't want to see a long music video.
I can imagine every Black actress will be clamoring for this movie. Taraji P. Henson
, Paula Patton
, Regina King
, Sophie Okonedo
and the up and coming Nicole Baharie
would be good choices. Also, I'd like to see what someone like Meagan Good
could do with a good role if given a chance.