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SAN DIEGO – Urban Pride – San Diego, along with Common Ground Theatre (CGT), in collaboration SDCCD Continuing Education Division, will host a special LGBT Night at the Theatre for the production of “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf ” on March 31, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. at the Educational Cultural Complex Theater. Special Ticket price $15.00.

for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf , by Ntozake Shange, is a series of 20 poems, collectively called a “choreopoem.” Shange’s poetry expresses the many struggles and obstacles that ‘women of color’ face throughout their lives. The production consists of a cast of seven women characters each of whom is known only by a color. The poems deal with love, abandonment, rape, and abortion, embodied by each woman’s story.

“Common Ground Theatre, as well as the San Diego Theatre community is widely acknowledged as an open and affirming environment, welcoming and encouraging all to enjoy the very best in the arts.” Charles W. Patmon, Jr., Urban Pride – San Diego’s Director said. “This play explores the true essence of the struggles, heartaches, and triumphs that women, especially women of color, experience in their lifetime. These experiences transcend communities, the LGBT community and people of color community alike.  I am fortunate to share this play with the San Diego theatre community and the LGBT community of which I both represent.”  Patmon is also the show’s director.

Urban Pride – San Diego is a social service and community-based organization focused on promoting positive images of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Urban Communities of San Diego through educational and enrichment activities. We recognized our uniqueness and culturally diversity and are committed to empowering LGBT individuals and families, as well as the LGBT community at large. In addition, we want to establish and support culturally enriching programs that outreach to the LGBT urban youth of San Diego and raise awareness that promotes a greater understanding of health and social issues that affect our community (HIV/AIDS, Sickle Cell Anemia, Diabetes, Breast and Prostate Cancer, etc).  


CGT’s mission is to produce classics and new works by and about people of African descent that entertain, educate, and connect with audiences of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. CGT envisions a culturally diverse, socially relevant, and politically aware theatre organization that nurtures the expertise of amateur and professional artists alike and improves community relations among diverse cultures and underrepresented groups.

A portion of the proceeds from the March 31st production of for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf will benefit Urban Pride and other community based organizations. To order tickets, please contact Urban Pride-San Diego at 619-822-5793 or Tickets can also be purchase the CGT theatre box office. Please mention the event code: Urban Pride – San Diego.

“for colored girls” will perform at the Educational Cultural Complex, 4343 Ocean View Blvd. San Diego, CA, 92113, from March  16 – April 1, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are $20 General Admission; $15 for Students/Military/Seniors; and $10 tickets for children under 12. Discounts Tickets are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, please contact the CGT Box Office at (619) 255-2318.

For more information, please contact the CGT Box Office at (619) 255-2318