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When I First Remember

Dates: Thursday, September 26; 7:00pm
Thursday, October 3; 7:00pm
Venue: Old Bethel United Methodist Church
Address: 222 Calhoun Street
Admission: $21 Adult; $11 Children under 12
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Queen Atterberry of Lady in White Production Company and an ensemble of talented performers blend music, dance, and dialogue to tell the story of the inception of Gullah-Geechee culture, which is unique to the Lowcountry.

Art Forms and Theatre Concepts Presents: Miss Dessa

Dates: Thursday, September 26, 8:00 pm; Friday, September 27, 8:00 pm; Saturday, September 28, 4:00 pm; Sunday, September 29, 6:00 pm
Venue: Dock Street Theatre
Address: 135 Church Street
Admission: $35 Adult, Senior/Student $30
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“Miss Dessa” is a delightful comedy telling the story of the Warnette family, and the challenges associated with shared inherited property. In “Miss Dessa”, one of the relatives schemes to outwit the relative wielding the power. This powerful and exciting comedy has lots of twists and turns that will have you chuckling out loud.

The production features Juanita B. Greene as Ardessa Warnette, the custodian of the properties and also the person chosen to care for young Gene Warnette, played by Joshua Tolbert, a Senior Theatre major at Charleston County School of the Arts.

Also featured are Jacqueline B. Odom-Mickle as Amanda Pace, the very religious older sister of the Warnette clan (who is totally into her church,) and Saralyn Ortiz, as Althea Long, who wants nothing to do with her or the church. Also included in the cast is Buddy Long, Althea’s husband, played by Domonique Henry and John Fordney, the handsome and athletic plant worker, played by Keith H. Alston who also brings to life Deacon Stamps.


The Gullah Lady

Dates: Friday, September 27; 7:00pm
Friday, October 4; 7:00pm
Venue: Old Bethel United Methodist Church
Address: 222 Calhoun Street
Admission: $21 Adult; $11 Children under 12
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Extending the Old Bethel Series, The Gullah Lady will be performed in this historic church by Sharon Cooper Murray as she shares stories and songs in the Gullah-Geechee language.

Real Woman Blues

Dates:  September 27, 7:00 pm; September 28, 7:00 pm; September 29, 4:00 pm
Venue: Cannon Street Arts Center
Address: 134 Cannon Street
Admission: $30 Adult, $25 Senior/Student
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Based on a book of poetry, this choreo-drama production of Real Woman Blues explores issues that have plagued women through the centuries. Matters such as love, family, broken relationships, men, friendships, domestic violence, self-esteem and self-worth. This play takes you on a sisterhood journey of being a woman and all the ups and downs that come with life.

PURE presents Last Rites

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 7:30pm
Venue: Cannon Street Arts Center
Address: 134 Cannon Street
Admission: $33
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It’s the second day of the Detroit riots, in the summer of 1967. In the epicenter of the riot, three people take refuge from the chaos in a gas station. As the violence mounts outside, tensions rise inside as the three consider the harsh nature of loss and the inevitable combustibility of their differences. Last Rites considers both the sparks that ignited the violence and the embers that still burn amid the ashes today.

PURE presents Choir Boy

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 7:30pm; Thursday, October 3 7:30pm; Friday, October 4 7:30pm; Saturday, October 5, 3:00pm
Venue: Dock Street Theatre
Address: 135 Church Street
Admission: $31
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The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school’s legendary gospel choir. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key? Nominated for 4 Tony Awards including Best Play.


Southern Boys

Date: Friday, October 4, 7:00 pm; Saturday, October 5, 7:00 pm; Sunday, October 6, 3:00 pm
Venue: Cannon Street Arts Center
Address: 134 Cannon Street
Admission: $37 Adults, $22 Child (12-18)
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This is a musical of historical significance about a group of first generation born free African-Americans who yearn for a life beyond the fields. Their families have decided to stay in the Mississippi Delta, but these “Southern Boys” make a pact to migrate North. This play explores the complexities of this era in time through narratives, blues and movement.

The Glory Road

Date: Sunday, October 13 3:30pm and 7:00pm
Venue: Charleston Music Hall
Address: 37 John Street
Admission: $20 in Advance, $25 Day of Show
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The Glory Road is produced by the Music and Christian Arts Ministry of the A.M.E. Church, The Unity Production Group, LLC, and presented by Rivers Enterprises. The cast features over 150 anointed vocalists, liturgical dancers, gospel musicians, talented actors, and other creative artists from all over Charleston and the Lowcountry area. This highly spirited experience promises to be a high spirited celebration and provides an opportunity for the arts to serve as a catalyst for bringing the entire diverse Christian community together.

“The Glory Road” is a gospel musical stage play that provides a soul stirring depiction of judgment day.  After God calls for Gabriel to blow his silver trumpet to wake the living nations and the nations underground, He is going to sit in the middle of the air to judge the quick and the dead.  With the help of the “Celestial Angels,” pilgrims will approach heaven’s door seeking entrance into eternal reward. Those that have washed their robes in the blood of the lamb will enter into the kingdom and join the heavenly choir.  But those who are not able to withstand the evil snares of Satan will be cast into the bottomless fiery pit of hell. The play asks the question, “Where will you stand on that Great Day?”

MOJA is pleased to be a promotional partner for this presentation.