Opening Reception

Date: Thursday, September 26
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: City Gallery
Address: 34 Prioleau Street
Admission: Free

Gather in the City Gallery at Waterfront Park to mingle with the artists and leadership of the 2019 MOJA Arts Festival and learn more about the events planned for the 2019 Festival.

Opening Day Street Parade

Date: Thursday, September 26
Time: 6:00pm
Admission: Free

Join youth ensembles, community groups, and entertainers to welcome in another MOJA Festival season. Come and see the joyful celebration that features energetic performances, colorful costumes, and the exciting sounds of marching bands! The parade begins at Marion Square and heads down King Street, turning onto Market Street, and ending at the US Custom House at East Bay and Market Streets.

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
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

“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.


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
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


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.