“for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf”
by Ntozake Shange
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When The Rainbow is Enuf was written by Ntozake Shange. The work consists of a series of poetic monologues to be accompanied by dance movements and music, a form Shange coined as the choreopoem. For Colored Girls tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society. Don't miss out on your chance to see director, Amisha Groce's modern spin on this classic. Watch as the cast demonstrates that, although the original was written in 1974, women still face many of the same issues. No topic is off limits in this incredible story of community and strength despite all odds.
West Michigan Loving Day Celebration Presents “Loving”
by Peter Manos
The story of Mildred and Richard Loving and the Loving versus Virginia Supreme Court Case of 1967. Come follow the lives and tenacity of Mildred and Richard as they fight unjust racist laws reaffirming the most essential right of all Americans: the freedom to love whomever you want. It is an important piece of history for the whole family.
The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington
by James Ijames
Christmas Eve. 1800. Martha Washington, the "Mother of America,” is on her deathbed surrounded by slaves waiting to be freed the moment she dies. As “Miz Martha” slips into a series of fever dreams, she is confronted by the unspoken horrors of slavery she and her young country have been complacent to. Filled with sharp satire, clever humor, and a powerfully theatrical story, this acclaimed play from James Ijames holds a startling contemporary mirror up to the inaugural First Lady’s legacy and dares you to look away.