Von Washington Play: “In Search of Giants”

von_washington_castTheatrical performance “In Search of Giants” was truly amazing. It took place Friday Feb 12, 2016 and  Saturday Feb 13, 2016 at Washington Gardner School. It was a fundraiser for Holland Park Transformation. The play is by Dr. Von Washington who was a professor of theater for many years. It featured the song “Follow the Drinking Gourd.” The phrase drinking gourd –  referred to the Big Dipper and the north star as a way to find the way north. Albion Public School students learned this song in Albion schools. Music and art might be a great a way to share some of Albion’s heritage with Marshall Schools since there is increasing overlap. Word has it “In Search of Giants” might even take place in Marshall Schools before too long.

Follow the Drinking Gourd:  A Cultural History (see lyrics)