True Tales from the Bicentennial Year #5


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New York -- Niozake Shange chats with Melvin Van Peebles at a party following the opening of her play, 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuff,' at New York's Booth Theater. Besides writing the play, Miss Shange is one of the cast of seven women appearing in it. Miss Shange's play first found theatrical life in a downtown bar, then moved to two Off-Broadway houses before moving up to Broadway. Melvin Van Peebles has also had a play, Ain't No Way to Die a Natural Death,' on Broadway. (1976)

1 comment:

Brent McKee said...

The play has just been made into a movie by Tyler Perry. Perry's decision to do the play was, to say the least a controversial one, to the point that Oprah Winfrey, a friend of Perry's, told him not to make it. The movie will debut in November 2010.