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Guyanese Actress Ingrid Griffith.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 31, 2014: A sold out date on July 31st has led Guyanese national Ingrid Griffith to add another night to her one-woman show now playing at the June Havoc Theatre in New York City.

Get your tickets now for  Griffith final show date on  Sat. August 2nd @ 1 p.m. at the at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC.

Griffith’s “Demerara Gold” is the story behind the headlines about immigration to the United States.The play focuses on a 7-year old girl who is left behind in Guyana when her parents get visas for America and forces her to tap into her rebellious spirit to break free of her two grandmothers – one a rigid recluse, the other a religious fanatic.

When she finally arrives in America to reunite with her parents, she finds a family torn apart by bitterness and violence.  That’s when she discovers her true birthright is bravery.

Griffith plays no less than eighteen characters in “Demerara Gold.”  She is comfortable with farce and confrontation and with subtle adjustments of voice and bearing, can transform herself from an arthritic grandmother to a swashbuckling gold prospector.

The classically trained Griffith has had a busy eighteen months. In May, 2013, she brought audiences out of their seats at the center stage at the Southampton Cultural Center in a supporting role in “Buckingham,” a period piece by Tina Andrews about slavery and African bloodlines in British royalty.

In June 2013, she performed excerpts from “Demerara Gold” at Soho Playhouse as an opening act for Debra Erhardt’s popular “Jamaica Farewell.”

This April, she drew raves for her performance at the John Jay Black Box Theater as Mama Nadi, the lead character in “Ruined,” a play by Lynn Nottage about brothel women in war-torn Congo.

But there is nothing like seeing an actress like Griffith tell her own story through the words of a range of characters on a bare stage.

Griffith, with the help of her director, Margit Edwards, sheds a bright light on the personal price of assimilation.  And with her agility and artistry, brings “Demerara Gold” to its hilarious and dramatic heights and its heart-pounding conclusion.


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