As part of its 45th anniversary celebration, Black Theatre Workshop is collaborating with Centaur Theatre and National Arts Centre in the presentation of Djanet Sears’ award-winning play The Adventures of a Black Girl
in Search of God.
Described as a play “rooted in African storytelling traditions, a chorus of ancestors create the mood and settings with sensuous choreography and a soaring soundscape in this touching humorous and ultimately triumphant journey.” Adventures has thrilled audiences around the world.
Written and directed by Djanet Sears , Adventures tells the story of Rainey, an African-Canadian doctor who confronts life in the face of lingering personal crises, including the loss of a child, a failing marriage and tension between her and estrangement from her father.
Sears, who moved to Canada from her native England in 1974 elevated to become one of the country’s most respected playwrights. She earned Canada’s highest literary commendation, The Governor General’s Literary Award, in 1998.
Adventures, which will be staged at the Centaur Theatre from September 22 to October 18 and at the National Arts Centre: from October 21 to November 7, features a cast of 22 (said to be the largest on the Centaur stage in decades), including some of Black Theatre Workshop’s brightest stars Lucinda Davis, Tristan D. Lalla, Tamara Brown, Don Jordan, Jackie Richardson and Walter Borden.
For tickets to The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God, call the Centaur Box Office at 514-288-3161 or visit centaurtheatre.com