December 2018 Schedule
Daytime Shows $9 Students $15 Senior Citizens Friday December 7th 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30a USCB Center for the Arts
Gullah Reconstruction 2-hr Tours "Kno' Yo Gullah...Kno Yo Roots" Find out about the rich unique Gullah heritage of Beaufort Sea Islands... the real Wakanda! $35 adults $15 children under 17 Pickup Location BCBCC Multiplex Center Friday & Saturday December 7 & 8 10 -12 n & 1 p - 3 p
A Taste of A Gullah Christmas Buffet Come enjoy lip-smacking, finger-licking, Gullahlicious Holiday Dishes prepared by some of the finest cooks 'round dese parts. $20 adults $10 children
- Trees on Da' Piazza
- Arts & Crafts Marketplace
Saturday December 8 12 n - 4 pm BCBCC Multiplex Center
Gullah Christmas Tea & Storytelling $35 adults $15 under 17 Sunday December 9 12:30 p seating 2:00 p seating Sea Island Center St Helena Island SC
St Helena Island Gullah Tour $35 Sunday December 9th 12 n Pickup location Sea Island Center St Helena Island
Gullah Jazz Cafe Christmas Dinner Theater Gullah Soul food Buffet... Live Entertainment...Dancing $40 Friday & Saturday December 14, 15, 21 & 22 7 - 11p
“Reconstruction…The Untold Story”
Honor and Celebrate our Rich and Diverse Heritage Da’ Gullah Way with Aunt Pearlie Sue and Gullah kinfolk with our new national story, the renowned musical.
Tickets available for December 1, 2017 show
Broadway Back In Da’ Woods Productions presents 2016 performance
December 2, 2016, in Beaufort, SC
also available at your location
A Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Wish
Music And History Make Holiday Magic for Kids and Adults
Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $30 & $15 children ages 7 to 17
Reserve tickets with Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce: 843-986-1102
Includes Dinner and Art Show
Children and adults will have a chance to experience the rich traditions of the Gullah culture when Aunt Pearlie Sue and The Gullah Kinfolk appear December 4 in Beaufort, South Carolina.
The group’s original, full-stage, musical production, “A Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Wish,” depicts the last Christmas before the Civil War. It’s an historical account of December of 1860 when South Carolina had just seceded from the Union. The War for Freedom is the talk by both servant and master. The audience will get a glimpse into the “Quarters” and “Big House.”
Performers are from the heart of the South Carolina Sea Islands and descend from the original Gullah people who were brought to America from West Africa by slave traders. Their skills in cultivating rice, indigo and cotton brought wealth to the masters of big southern plantations. Aunt Pearlie Sue, whose real name is Anita Singleton Prather, wrote the original script for the production. She prefers to emphasize the hope and spirituality of a dynamic people rather than the suffering associated with a regrettable time in history.
“We celebrate those who survived the horrors of this cruel institution called the trans-Atlantic slave trade. They chained our flesh but could not our spirit.”
Prather is an ordained minister, historian, teacher, musician, writer and story teller. She is known for her work preserving the Gullah culture through songs and stories and has toured the United State and Canada with her group of professional singers and musicians. Her performances employ an interactive technique that she believes offers audience members a deeper experience. During the recent performance in South Carolina, children and adults responded with delight when invited onstage to become part of the Gullah story.
“We want our audience to interact with us and experience the excitement of Gullah.”
The show’s finale has become a holiday favorite with those who wish to experience the spirit of the season. Through soul-stirring, foot-stomping singing and dancing, the audience is drawn into the excitement of the Yuletide season on a South Carolina Sea Island plantation.
Prather loves to feed people as much as she loves to perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. A Gullah feast will be served prior to the show and is included in the ticket price of $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 7 to 17. Gullah art will be exhibited and available for sale.
For more information and reservations, call 843-263-5229.