Kuumba Players Theatre Troupe Debut

February 15, 2000

Mary Baldwin University’s first African-American theatre troupe, Kuumba Players, will make their debut on Thursday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m. in Francis Auditorium. The Kuumba Players will present excerpts from For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange and The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe.

For Colored Girls… is a woman’s anthem to self-discovery and worth, while its motional tonalities are mostly dark and far from optimistic. The Colored Museum shows a series of “exhibits” that challenge stereotypes old and new by using satire to highlight the characters’ search for cultural and individual identity.

Tickets are $3.00 and can be purchased at the Bookstack, 1 East Beverley Street, Staunton, or by calling (540) 887-7270. The production is being held in conjunction with Mary Baldwin’s celebration of Black History Month.