Well-known Toronto-based mezzo-soprano and performer, Ali Garrison and her highly esteemed colleague, Dr. Von H. Washington, Sr. (American theatre professional for forty years) bring their latest and much anticipated theatre project, In Search of Giants, to showcase at the Annex Theatre in the Randolph Centre for the Arts located in the heart of Toronto’s flourishing Annex neighborhood (Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th, 2016).
This production, about a personal journey leading to the discovery ofthree significant leaders on the Underground Railroad, has been playing to full houses and standing ovations since it began touring Michigan in November 2015. This short, three day tour of Southwestern Ontario with stops in Guelph and Toronto, is to showcase this unique play and history and to garner interest and support for its further development in Canada. It is a staged dramatic reading in the traditional style of the Afrikan griot, but uses more than one storyteller. It features modern day griot, Dr. Von H. Washington Sr. with Ali Garrison, Von Washington, Jr., Sharon Russell, Alicia Payne, Michael Ray Helms, Romeo Phillips and Tim Smith.
For more information and tickets go to Ali Garrison website