Saturday, February 09, 2013

Crews Steps Into Acting Ring in Local Production of 'For Colored Girls!'

Multi-time amateur boxing champion Franchon Crews of Baltimore has always been more than just a boxing talent.  Crews tried out for the first season of "American Idol" and she has sung the National Anthem on numerous occasions.  She has been a poster child for USA Boxing appearing in numerous promotional campaigns.

Now, Crews takes her first step into acting on Friday, February 22 when she will appear in a production of the legendary Ntozake Shange play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" at the SMC Building Campus Center Ballroom at the University of Maryland, Baltimore located at 621 W. Lombard Street in Baltimore.  The play begins at 7 PM.

For those unfamiliar with the play, it is a series of 20 poems chronicling the lives of Black women in the United States.  Each woman in the play is known only by a color.  Crews will play "The Lady in Orange."  This is a part of the University's celebration of Black History Month.

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