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The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God

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Lucinda Davis

Lucinda Davis

David Krovblit

Lucinda Davis

Lucinda Davis

David Krovblit

Ensemble

Ensemble

Andree Lanthier

Rudy Webb, Lili Francks, Walter Borden, Barbara Barnes-Hopkins, Jackie Richardson

Rudy Webb, Lili Francks, Walter Borden, Barbara Barnes-Hopkins, Jackie Richardson

Andree Lanthier

Quincy Armorer, Lucinda Davis

Quincy Armorer, Lucinda Davis

Andree Lanthier

Lucinda Davis, Walter Borden, Lili Francks

Lucinda Davis, Walter Borden, Lili Francks

Andree Lanthier

Ensemble

Ensemble

Andree Lanthier

Lucinda Davis, Walter Borden

Lucinda Davis, Walter Borden

Andree Lanthier

NAC Co-production

  • written and directed by Djanet Sears

Approximately 2 hours 55 minutes including intermission.

An NAC English Theatre / Centaur Theatre Company (Montréal) co-production in association with Black Theatre Workshop (Montréal).

In Negro Creek, Ontario, Rainey Johnson is a powerful figure. Grieving for her daughter, she survives with cynical wit, superior intellect and superhuman strength. She wants answers, true meaning, purpose and maybe even spiritual salvation. Created by Governor General's Literary Award-winning playwright Djanet Sears, Adventures is a potent and profoundly emotional story of living, dying and the power of forgiveness. Dynamic movement and music and a superb cast of 22 bring this extraordinary world to vibrant life onstage.

Did you know?

Now Magazine in Toronto called The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God one of the top ten shows of the decade.

Mirvish Productions in Toronto held a run of the Nightwood Theatre/Obsidian Theatre co-production of The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God, directed by playwright Djanet Sears, from October 2003 – March 2004 featuring actors Walter Borden, Barbara Barnes-Hopkins, Lili Francks and Jackie Richardson, who are reprising their roles in the productions playing at the NAC and Centaur Theatre.

“Djanet Sears’ Adventures is a triumph for everyone involved. For a few hours the joy and beauty that pervade the show make the theatre another heaven.”

stage-door.com

“...an often joyous affair, bursting with soulful a cappella song and willowy choreography from its 22-strong cast, and with a strand of comedy straight out of the silliest Hollywood heist caper.”

Montreal Gazette

Five Stars “Brilliant. One of the most profound, yet joyous new Canadian plays…a richly rewarding script.”

Toronto Star

Videos

  • Djanet Sears speaks about the Musical Influence for the play

  • The themes behind the play

  • A story that matters

Credits

  • featuring The 2015/16 Ensemble
  • and Troy Adams
  • Kaleb Alexander
  • Barbara Barnes-Hopkins
  • Walter Borden
  • Tamara Brown
  • Marie-Christine Depestre
  • Lili Francks
  • Trudy Lee Gayle
  • Don Jordan
  • Evangelia Kambites
  • Jackie Richardson
  • Saidah Baba Talibah
  • Rudy Webb

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