Veteran stage and screen actress Nonnie Griffin presents her moving solo play, Sister Annunciata’s Secret at The Heliconian Hall on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, as a fundraiser for Haiti.
The play – a “passion project” – was inspired by a true story. Ms. Griffin once made a flippant comment to a handsome actor who was trying to court her: “Just think of me as a nun!” This prompted his reminiscences of a real nun he had known as a boy. The writer in Ms. Griffin got to wondering what might have happened to that nun, and Sister Annunciata’s Secret was born.
Ms. Griffin premiered the play in Toronto in fall of 2010, and took it to the Edinburgh Fringe in summer 2012.
Proceeds from ticket sales of the February 5 performance at the Heliconian Hall is in aid of the KAMI Foundation for Haiti. KAMI has developed stoves that are manufactured in Haiti and burn alternate fuels to prevent tree cutting. The Foundation also plants trees that produce seeds from which oil is pressed and used in the stoves. See www.kamifoundationforhaiti.org
Nonnie Griffin, a founding member of The Shaw Festival, has performed on radio, in theatre, television, and film across the country for several decades. She is the author of a memoir, Showbiz And Other Addictions (2002) and a one-woman play of the same name.
FUNDRAISER FOR HAITI:
Sister Annunciata’s Secret, written and performed by Nonnie Griffin
7:30 pm on Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Heliconian Hall
35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto
TO BOOK: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416-699-2856.