March 28 & 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium
The Black Student Union and MSUM Women’s Center proudly present two nights of Ntosake Shange’s revolutionary, award-winning choreopoem on March 28 and 29. The performance stars an all-student cast and was co-directed by Black Student Union president Ponny White.
Shange described her work as a “choreopoem,” a combination of poetry, dance, acting, and music. The theater piece tells the stories of seven unnamed black women dealing with pressing issues like racism, sexism, abortion, and domestic violence. Passionate and fearless, Shange’s words reveal what it is to be of color and a woman in the twentieth century.
Shange’s work continues to be performed and was made into a film by Tyler Perry in 2010 starring Janet Jackson, Kerry Washington, Thandie Newton and Loretta Devine.
Join us in Glasrud Auditorium in Weld Hall, March 28-29, at 7:30 p.m. Both performances are free and open to the public.