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"For Coloured Girls" heads to Nigeria

by Vickie Remoe

Nigerian audiences will have a Christmas holiday treat with Ntozake Shange‘s hit play  “For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf”.  The multi-award winning play will be performed live in Lagos on December 29th & 30th. This African production of the play is a collaboration between Nigerian playwright and stage director Wole Oguntokun and Flytime Promotions.

The Nigerian adaptation of the play features talented artists including of Joke Silva, Ireti Doyle, Matilda Obaseki, Marcy Dolapo Oni, Tiwa Savage, Reanne Weruche Opia and Olajumoke Ladi Bello. The new adaptation will be a translation of an African woman living in the 21st century.

In 2010, the play was adapted to film by producer/director Tyler Perry. The movie For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf featured an ensemble cast including Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg,Phylicia Rashad, Thandie Newton, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Elise, and Kerry Washington.

By Missjackee

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