“for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf”
by Ntozake Shange
A riveting 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. Join us as we lift the vail from the black woman’s experience in a society that is designed to break them. Watch as they find their own rainbows.
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.