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.


Reggae Block Dance

Date: Friday, September 27
Time: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Venue: Brittlebank Park
Address: corner of Fishburne and Lockwood
Admission: FREE

Join us for one of MOJAs favorite traditions and dance the night away with your friends and neighbors. Featuring Mighty Joshua, with the Zion 5, and Keith Porter, the founding member of the Itals. Bring your folding chairs and blankets to set up a picnic or enjoy fare from a variety of ethnic and international food vendors.  Please note: coolers are not permitted.

The high energy live performances of Mighty Joshua invite listeners of all ages to experience the uplifting spirit of reggae music.  His powerful voice encourages positive change and the infectious grooves of his backing band the Zion 5 leaves audiences wanting more.

Keith Porter is the original founding member of the legendary vocal harmony group the Itals. Keith continues to sing and share his message of love and unity.  You’re invited to share in an authentic Jamaican Roots, Rock, Reggae experience right here in Charleston!

Coolers are not permitted.


Artist Talk with Synthia Saint James

Date: Friday, September 27, 1:00pm
Venue: City Gallery
Address: 34 Prioleau Street
Admission: Free

Join 2019 MOJA Poster Artist Synthia SAINT JAMES as she discusses her work in the the exhibition, “HBCUs: Creating Power through Education.”

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.