For Colored Girls takes centre stage at the Joburg Theatre 

Step into a realm where the soul finds its voice and stories pulsate with raw emotion. The Joburg Theatre becomes a portal to a soul-stirring journey as For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf graces its stage from February 16 to March 3 2024.

 Prepare to be swept away by an enthralling theatrical spectacle that weaves together powerful narratives of resilience and redemption, voiced by women who have confronted profound pain. Under the masterful direction of the esteemed James Ngcobo, this production unveils the South African premiere of Ntozake Shange’s seminal work.

With an ensemble of visionary talents including Musical Director Mandla Mkaba, Choreographer Lulu Mlangeni, and Lighting Designer Enos Ramaroko, this artistic endeavour promises a sensory feast for the audience. AV specialists Jurgen Meekel and Andrea Rolfes, along with Accent Coach Yewande James, collaborate to craft an immersive experience that transcends the stage.

Led by a stellar cast featuring luminaries such as Lerato Mvelase, Refilwe Modiselle, and Swankie Mafoko, each performance radiates with authenticity and depth. Through the artistry of Thuto Gaasenwe, Siphesihle Ndaba, Danica Jones, Boitumelo Lesejane, and Sioban King, these poignant stories are brought to life in a spellbinding fusion of talent and truth.

Ngcobo, the Artistic Director of Joburg City Theatres, sees productions like For Colored Girls as a testament to the theatre’s commitment to fostering creativity and cultural resonance. He extends a heartfelt invitation to audiences to embark on a transformative journey that transcends theatrical conventions, delving deep into the human spirit to share narratives of profound impact.

Moreover, Joburg Theatre’s dedication to educational enrichment shines through as this production aligns seamlessly with school curricula, offering a poignant experience for both adults and youth alike. By bringing such thought-provoking works to its iconic stages, the theatre not only enriches minds but also elevates the cultural landscape of the community.

For those eager to immerse themselves in this transcendent experience, ticket purchasing and further information are available through the Joburg Theatre website at and the Joburg Theatre Box Office. ​Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unforgettable journey into the heart and soul of For Colored Girls.

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