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News Play Allows Students To Display Talent By Aisha Brooks Staff tyriler If you thought FSU students had no talent, Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enufjust proved you wrong! The play, opened Sep tember 26 and reopened for homecoming week on October 17 and 18, 2002, showcased the talents of 7 dynamic Bronco women: Aisha Brooks (Lady in Brown), Darlene Holmes (Lady in Blue), Tiffany Hill (Lady in Purple), Stacie Staton (Lady in Orange), Stephanie Bell (Lady in Green), Tiffany Carmichael (Lady in Yellow) and LaSherrie Draughon (Lady in Red). These gifted women brought the trials and triumphs all women share to the Butler stage, under the direction of Phoebe Hall. “There were many moments of laughter, but there was also some moments of pain and sadness,” said Darlene Holmes. “The audience could really relate to the pain of an abortion and the shame and guilt that accom panies such a tragic time in any woman’s life.” The play touched on some heartfelt issues that not only women of color endure, but all women experience at some time in their lives. Issues such as The play made FSU students aware of issues concerning women the loss of virginity, rape, abortion, abuse, murder and losing touch with reality were all explored through acting, music and occa- sional dance sequences. The play was a powerful production that showed the effects of sisterhood. It also showed the strength and power of connecting with others to help one endure the pain of simply “living.” “This play was all about connections,” said one cast member as she smiled about the moments that were shared onstage and behind the scenes. Draughon said she, “was glad to have the opportu nity to show the strengths and weaknesses all black women, and that any woman wil\ go through.” Oraughon went on to say, “the play has helped me to understand that in our ‘going through times’ we must remember that it is God who will ultimately heals us of our pain and helps us to move on.” This was not only a woman’s play. Sir Walter Hemphill and Reyfiis “J.R” Wilson also starred in the play. “I feel it was impor tant to use men to show that men and women need each The cast of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is En uf" featured seven of FSU’s most talented actresses. other and the bond between the two is more powerfiil than people think it is,” said Hemphill who played various male roles. Wilson added “I enjoyed working on the show, it was a very serious production.” “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf’ was certainly not a male bashing play, but rather a celebration of womanhood.lt was about a power that cannot be found in the bed of a man on a Saturday night. It was about a comfort that cannot be found in the arms of mama on a Sunday after noon. It was about leaving FSU with an awareness about serious women’s issues. The play left Thomika Segar “moved and startled by the sense of realism.” When the “Colored Girls” bowed their last bow, said goodnight and went their separate ways, they had all found a greater understand ing about themselves and power to endure pressing issues such as the ones faced in the play. These 7 dynamic women, like Shange, had found “God in herself and loved her fiercely.” k you gel behind «he wheel, why nol pul ihe 'pedol to ihe metal' w>d lef your dreoms take off? Americor Howto s Notional Troinee Program wilt tolce you on a 13-month trip around the compony ond give you tools ter o coreer in the autofnotrvo mcWry. Your hoining wil be bosecJ in Tbntmce, Colifomia, with extended ossignmenh at dher Hondo locolions throughout (he country. UpM cofnpleHng the Program, get ready for on exciting and reworcfing career in one of tne Following areos: • Customer Relations • Ports • Service • Soles Consulting A BckWo.'s deg» lhn» o( pro expenern:. is sftongly. prefened. We'™ bobng for creoliv. hnkerj, jnd team plc^ wi*, sup«ior mok-lc»king obiliNos. Sirong ir*rper>ond, conimunicalion, and dob alo™ wi* profidency In MS Wxd, Exd, ond (Wfoinl. You mu« also be able to reloccAe and travel exlemively. Automotive famitonty and customer service experiery* is o big plus. Americon Hoj^ offers .^petitive sobries, comprehensive benefits, cor leosing/purchosing benefits and opp^.t|« kx gr^. »nd your r^me and salory history to Notional Trainee Program, Americon Hondo Motor Co., Inc., 1919 Torrance Blvd., M/S: 100-1C-3A, CA 90501-2746. Fox-|310) 783-2110 or apply online at www.ha^com We are on Equol Opportunity Affirrrxstive Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouroged to apply, HOIVTDA Anwrican Honda Motor Co.. Inc.

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