Date: Saturday, May 18, 20190
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Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Community Center for the Arts, 202 West Main St. downtown, Urbana, Illinois
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The Community Center for the Arts is proud to host Illinois State University faculty
ethnomusicologist, performer, and playwright Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum in “Walking with My
Ancestors,” her one-woman play that recently won Outstanding Actor; Outstanding Director; and
Outstanding Overall Production at the regional American Association of Community Theater
[AACT] competition. Following this performance, Walking With My Ancestors will be performed
at the AACT National Conference in Gettysburg, PA. All proceeds from this production will help
defray the cost of taking the show to Gettysburg.
In the play, Ama Oforiwaa, a musician, dancer, and musicologist, seeks guidance from her
ancestors who began their journey to the Americas as enslaved Africans in Ghana, West Africa.
Her story takes the audience through a ritual journey that includes music and dance, and leads
to revelation, reconciliation, and renewal.
The performance will take place in the front room at the Community Center for the Arts,
202 West Main St., downtown Urbana, on Saturday, May 18, at 7:30 PM.
The play is a production by the Coalescence Theatre, in Bloomington, Illinois.
Community Center for the Arts programming is supported by funding from the Illinois Arts
Council Agency, and the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois.