DEMERARA GOLD, written by and featuring Ingrid Griffith, is a story about the unconquerable spirit of a 7-year old girl left in the clutches of her two grandmothers in the Caribbean after her parents suddenly get visas to the U.S.A. When she finally arrives in America to reunite with her parents, Ingrid finds a father railing at this blasted life as he lashes out on his family, a mother wrestling with her disappointments and a life burdened by a family secret. Thats when Ingrid discovers her true birthright.
There is nothing like seeing an actress like Ingrid Griffith tell her own story through the words of a range of characters on a bare stage. She plays no less than eighteen characters in DEMERARA GOLD. She is comfortable with the farcical and the tragic and with subtle adjustments of voice and bearing transforms seamlessly from a precocious 7-year old to an arthritic grandmother to a swashbuckling porkknocker. Ingrid Griffith, with the help of Go-Solo coach, Matt Hoverman, dramaturg, Mary Catherine Donnelly, director, Margit Edwards, and with dramaturgical input from Artistic Director, Les Ford, sheds a bright light on the personal price of assimilation. And with her agility and artistry, brings DEMERARA GOLD to its dramatic heights and heart-pounding conclusion.