Ron Himes

‘Spell #7’ discusses racism in theater and teaches how to ‘love it being colored’

“Spell #7” is a choreopoem written by Ntozake Shange and performed for the first time in 1979.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

‘For Colored Girls’ highlights the experiences of Black women

The Performing Arts Department’s series of plays from all-female playwrights continues Nov. 21 with the opening of “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,” the 1975 choreopoem by Ntozake Shange.

Matthew Friedman | Senior Editor

Black Rep’s season opener uses minimalism to maximize performances

Sept. 4 marked the opening of the Black Rep’s 43rd season with “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope,” a musical revue by Micki Grant. With very little dialogue between songs, “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope” provides a social commentary that is still relevant in 2019 despite a publication date in the early 1970.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Student makes professional theatrical debut with The Black Rep

“Milk Like Sugar” centers around a pregnancy pact between the three main characters, 16-year-old girls and best friends Annie, T and Margie.

Sabrina Spence | Staff Writer

A conversation with Ron Himes, director of Hairspray

Sporting a newsboy cap and a green pullover, Ron Himes evokes a sense of modesty unexpected of the director of the Wash. U. Performing Arts Department’s production of Hairspray, Broadway’s hugely successful musical sensation, now playing at Edison Theatre.

| Scene Reporter

The Pete Nobody Knows

Take a break from studying this weekend to catch “The Me Nobody Knows,” a musical showcasing at Edison Theater. “The Me Nobody Knows” relates the struggles of dozens of inner city students in a hostile environment.

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