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Lucinda Davis © David Krovblit
“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
  • written and directed by Djanet Sears

NAC Co-production

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.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

19 Oct

20 Oct

21 Oct

  • 7:30 PM Preview

22 Oct

  • 7:30 PM Preview

23 Oct

  • 7:30 PM Opening Night

24 Oct

  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 7:30 PM

25 Oct

26 Oct

27 Oct

  • 7:30 PM

28 Oct

  • 12:00 PM Matinee Talkback
  • 7:30 PM Talkback

29 Oct

  • 7:30 PM Talkback

30 Oct

  • 7:30 PM

31 Oct

  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 7:30 PM

1 Nov

2 Nov

3 Nov

  • 7:30 PM

4 Nov

  • 7:30 PM Talkback

5 Nov

  • 7:30 PM Talkback

6 Nov

  • 7:30 PM

7 Nov

  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 7:30 PM

8 Nov

Duration

Performance is approximately 2 hours 55 minutes including intermission.

video: Djanet Sears speaks about the Musical Influence for the play
Djanet Sears speaks about the Musical Influence for the play
video: The themes behind the play
The themes behind the play
video: A story that matters
A story that matters
Lucinda Davis © David Krovblit
Lucinda Davis © David Krovblit
Ensemble © Andree Lanthier
Rudy Webb, Lili Francks, Walter Borden, Barbara Barnes-Hopkins, Jackie Richardson © Andree Lanthier
Quincy Armorer, Lucinda Davis © Andree Lanthier
Lucinda Davis, Walter Borden, Lili Francks © Andree Lanthier
Ensemble © Andree Lanthier
Lucinda Davis, Walter Borden © Andree Lanthier

Artists

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