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
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.

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

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)

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.

Quiana Parler & Friends

Date: Friday, October 4, 9:00pm
Venue: Memminger Auditorium
Address: 56 Beaufain Street
Admission: $25

Entertainer Quiana Parler is no stranger to the MOJA Arts Festival, but increasingly finds herself on the road across the country and around the world. Long a local favorite, Parler rose to national prominence after her success on the 2003 season of “American Idol,” and from there toured and recorded alongside successful artists as diverse as Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, Clay Aiken, Miranda Lambert, and David Foster. Currently, as lead vocalist for internationally, critically-acclaimed roots music group, Ranky Tanky, Parler is using her artistry to bring the musical heritage of the South Carolina Lowcountry to some of the most prestigious stages in the US and Europe, including New York City’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.