Spell #7

by  Ntozake Shange

Full Length Play  /  4m, 5f

"Spell #7 is humanely upbeat. In the end, [it] proclaims inner self respect as the essential quality of Black pride and Black identity." - Christian Science Monitor

"Lovely and powerful." - New York Times

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This striking choreopoem by the author of For Colored Girls ... is set in St. Louis in a bar frequented by Black artists and musicians. It is another meditation on the irony of being Black in a white world. The artists bare their souls in soliloquies, many of them illustrated by in the mood dances.
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"Spell #7 is humanely upbeat. In the end, [it] proclaims inner self respect as the essential quality of Black pride and Black identity." - Christian Science Monitor

"Lovely and powerful." - New York Times

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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance

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Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange is one of America’s greatest writers—an acknowledged master in the genres of drama, fiction, memoir, and poetry. In a hugely prolific career, Shange has written 15 plays, 19 poetry collections, 6 novels, 5 children’s books, 3 collections of essays, and a memoir called Lost in Language & Sound. Her ...

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