Pearl’s Top 10

Plays are great not only to watch but to read and imagine the entire show how you would like to see it acted out.

To get you started here is a Top 10 list of plays recommended by Pearl Cleage from a 2001 article:

1. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange

2. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

3. A Soldier’s Story by Charles Fuller

4. Pretty Fire by Charlayne Woodard

5. Flyin’ West by Pearl Cleage

6. Beauty’s Daughter, Monster, The Gimmick: Three Plays by Dael Orlandersmith

7. Fires In The Mirror by Anna Deavere Smith

8. A Black Woman Speaks by Beah Richards

9. Trouble In Mind, a “comedy-drama in two acts” by Alice Childress

10. Fences by August Wilson

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