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.


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.

Gospel Concert: Good Old Fashioned Gospel Music

Date: Sunday, September 29
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: Trinity United Methodist Church
Address: 273 Meeting Street
Admission: $11
Coordinator: Reverend Randolph Miller
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The program will feature music made famous by artists such as Mahalia Jackson, James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar and Andre Crouch.  The sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church will never be the same as Ashley Hale, Mario Dessausure, Elder Javetta Campbell and Reverend Randolph Miller wow the audience with their musical talents.  Come be a part of this wonderful hand clapping, foot stomping experience.

Reverend Randolph Miller is the Newly appointed Pastor of Greater Unity AME Church in Holly Hill, South Carolina. Rev Miller is the Host of Bounce Around Charleston, currently seen on the Bounce Network here in Charleston, SC He enjoys the work of the Church and loves being involved in Community Activities. Additionally, he serves as the Coordinator for the Gospel Segment of the MOJA Arts Festival.

Elder Javetta Palmer Campbell is a member of Christian Praise & Worship Center, the former Reformed House of God, in the Accabee Section of North Charleston, SC. Minister Campbell has ministered in word and song at various churches and ministries throughout the lowcountry, the United States and abroad. Humbled by the doors that God has opened, her prayer is that God is always pleased with her and that someone’s life is changed through her obedience.

A native of Charleston, SC, Elder Mario Desaussure is an anointed psalmist who began singing at the tender age of 3, in the Alpha Omega Reformed House of God Church. Mario has sung with and for various groups and national recording artists throughout the lowcountry, the United States as well as Europe. His motto is, “if I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

Minister Ashley S. Hale, has a superior talent that has landed her on stages domestically and internationally. Ashley’s passion for performing exudes when she takes the stage and shows effectively by captivating audiences everywhere Ashley’s vocal power began at the age of 5, being reared in the church. Her strong voice has allowed her to stand flat footed on stages internationally by performing in Europe, and many other national platforms.