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Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc. presents Fences

Friday, September 29 at 8:00pm; Saturday, September 30 at 4:00pm; Sunday, October 1 at 6:00pm
Venue: Historic Dock Street Theatre
Address: 135 Church Street
Admission: $35

Art Forms & Theatre Concepts presents August Wilson’s Fences, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama from his well-known Pittsburgh Cycle, consisting of ten plays, each set in a different decade and aiming to explicate the Black experience in the 20th century. The story follows Troy Maxson, former Negro league baseball athlete turned sanitation worker, depicting race relations in 1950’s Pittsburgh with uncommon richness, density and emotion. In this pre-civil rights movement moment, the tension is palpable as Troy comes to terms with a world he never had access to and his youngest son looks for his own chance to play ball.

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When I First Remember

Thursday, October 5 at 7:00pm
Venue: Old Bethel United Methodist Church
Address: 222 Calhoun Street
Admission: $21 Adults; $16 Seniors; $11 Children 12 and under

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. When I First Remember takes the audience on a journey with the characters who are African slaves traveling to the Lowcountry on a slave ship. Come and be transported with the actors and witness how they survived, adjusted and adapted to their new world, creating a new culture and identity that is recognized today…the Gullah-Geechee culture.

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Sugar in the Grits

Saturday, October 7 at 7:00pm
Venue: Circular Congregational Church
Address: 150 Meeting Street
Admission: $21 Adults
Sponsored By: The Gullah Geechee Angel Network and We are Family

The Gullah Geechee Angel Network and We are Family present Sugar in the Grits, written and acted by talented up and coming playwright Vanity Reid Deterville, and an ensemble of skilled actors. This compelling story told through poetry, music, dance and oral history follows a young man from a family with both Caribbean and African Heritage and deep Southern Baptist roots in Charleston, South Carolina. As he comes of age, he experiences the hardship of having his feet in two marginalized groups; the black community and the gay community. He finds strength and resilience in his Gullah/Geechee culture setting him on an incredible journey to become the person he has only dreamed of being. Thus marks the beginning of this transwoman’s remarkable trek.

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