Stories and songs tell a tale of Gullah Geechee and African American history
The North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is set to host a special theatre performance in recognition of Juneteenth in North Charleston on Saturday, June 18, with When I First Remember presented by Lady in White Productions. This original ensemble production is an interactive, storytelling journey full of song, dance, and dialogue appropriate for all ages. The play portrays the passage of African slaves to the Lowcountry and provides a unique and authentic insight into the Gullah Geechee and African American culture. Tickets are on sale via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/when-i-first-remember-juneteenth-event-north-charleston-cultural-arts-tickets-291785015837.
Written by Queen Atterberry and directed by Samelia Adams, When I First Remember has been described as educational, poignant, and engaging. The cast features Nina Reinaldo, Rose Eunice Atterberry, Duane Branch, and Samelia Adams. Viewers will witness how enslaved Africans survived, adjusted, and adapted to a foreign environment and harsh circumstances, creating a new culture and identity in the Americas. Audience members will also learn about the origin and significance of the Juneteenth holiday.
When I First Remember will be presented at Centerpoint Church at Remount, located at 1520 Remount Road in North Charleston. The performance begins at 7:00pm and is approximately 1.5 hours long. Tickets are $30 per person. Parking is free. To purchase tickets, order online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/when-i-first-remember-juneteenth-event-north-charleston-cultural-arts-tickets-291785015837. Cash will also be accepted at the door. For information on the performance, visit www.facebook.com/WhenIFirstRemember. For information on other programs and events produced or sponsored by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, call (843) 740-5854 or visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website.