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Roberts in TCR production

February 7, 2014

Heather Roberts ’09, interim director of Intercultural Life at Cornell College, has been cast as the Lady in Blue in the production of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf” by Ntozake Shange at Theatre Cedar Rapids. The play opens Feb. 21 and runs through March 12.

Heather Roberts ’09 has been cast as the Lady in Blue in the production of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf."

Heather Roberts ’09 has been cast as the Lady in Blue in the production of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf.”

Roberts directed a production of the show in March 2009, the first time an all women of color student production was done at Cornell. In addition to its performances on campus, the show also traveled to Central College in Pella, Iowa, and to the Capitol Theatre in Davenport, Iowa. “‘For Colored Girls’ is a groundbreaking choreopoem and a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse capturing the brutal, tender, and dramatic lives of contemporary women of color. Playwright Shange’s work was praised by The New Yorker for “encompassing… every feeling and experience a woman has ever had.” More information is available on the Theatre Cedar Rapids website.

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