When I asked if I could review "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," a show which concluded at UMSL on Sunday, Nov. 3, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into.
There is much to admire in Esther's character, the focus of Lynn Nottage's engaging play Intimate Apparel. She is unflinchingly honest, kind, soft-spoken, humble and hard-working.
The House of the Spirits is a very long, very challenging play to stage, seldom taken on by community theatre groups and rarely, if ever tackled by a university theatre program. All the more credit, then, to the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) theatre program which not only took it on but did an admirable job of it.