Dr. Von H. Washington Sr., a retired professor from Western Michigan University, and six of his storytelling friends from Kalamazoo and Toronto will perform a reading of his newest Story Theatre creation, In Search of Giants: Ghosts of the Underground Railroad. Created in the style of African Storytelling, the play is based in present day America, with a strong desire to reach Canada, The Promised Land. The majority of the play takes place in the current Underground Railroad museum in Schoolcraft, MI, but it reaches back to the heart-wrenching activities of slavery, when it was a part of the American scene. It follows the modern day curiosity of a college professor searching for his ancestral roots. Washington states, “The African technique for storytelling is a perfect vehicle for showcasing this story because it focuses on the talents of the storyteller from beginning to end; it also uses music, drama and the spoken word, while blending the past with the present.”
In Search of Giants is presented by Washington Productions Inc. and the Black Arts & Cultural Center’s Face Off Theater Company.
This event is part of the Black Arts & Cultural Center’s Black History Month programming “The Awakening: A week of Empowerment & Celebration”
Join us February 21st for two showings at 3pm and 6pm.
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