The full-stage musical, “Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Wish” has become a local holiday favorite. Through soul-stirring, foot stopping singing and dancing, the audience is drawn into the excitement of the Yuletide season.
It’s December of 1860, the last Christmas before the Civil War. Reconstruction is soon to come…Masters in the Big House talking about the war coming, Servants in the Quarters talking about freedom coming. Aunt Pearlie Sue & Gullah Kinfolk bring to life all the history of that long ago holiday season on the Sea Islands of historic Beaufort South Carolina.
This musical theatre presentation, intended for people of all ages and races who want to catch the holiday spirit, will be held on Friday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort’s Center for the Arts.
The production stars Aunt Pearlie Sue, nationally acclaimed storyteller and her Gullah Kinfolk, a professional singing cast who bring history alive on stage. Experience the excitement of what was going on at Christmas time on the plantations of the Lowcountry.
The show has become very popular with travelers near and far who wish to experience the spirit of the season. People have traveled from as far as London, England to see this performance, so reserve your tickets today.
Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Admission is $12 for those under 17.
For more information contact the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce at (843) 986-1102 or www.bcbcc.org.