GRANVILLE, OH (04/01/2013)(readMedia)– Autumn Stiles of Jersey City (07304) performed the role of a chorus member in “Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God,” which was presented over seven nights at Denison University’s Black Box Theatre.
The play reveals an epic story of remarkable love, incredible heists, an extraordinary dying wish and communities that know pride and keep faith. Award-winning Canadian playwright Djanet Sears has set this moving, poetic, and ultimately life-affirming drama in present-day Negro Creek, a 200-year-old black community in Western Ontario. Supporting the action of the play is a “chorus of souls,” ancestral beings who provide a window into African tradition and beliefs.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential, liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in research, civic engagement, and the cultivation of independent thinking.