Sojourner House , a comprehensive domestic violence agency that serves Providence and Northern Rhode Island, has announced it will be presenting Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls on May 12th at Aurora in Providence at 6 p.m.
A story of love, empowerment, struggle and loss
For Colored Girls tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society. The piece consists of a series of 20 separate poems choreographed to music, also known as a choreopoem.
Shange’s work has been adapted as a book, a television film, a theatrical film, and on Broadway. In fact, the Broadway performance was nominated for a Tony Award in 1976.
A mission to end domestic violence
The production speaks to the kind of work that Sojourner House programming addresses, such as intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Sojourner House serves victims of relationship violence by providing shelter, advocacy, referrals, and other resources.
To purchase tickets, visit the For Colored Girls Eventbrite page . Tickets, which are being sold on a sliding scale, range from $11.54-$80.12.
All proceeds from the performance are used to support Sojourner House's lifesaving services. For additional discounted rates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.