Gullah/Geechee production honors Watch Night

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“Watch Night: Gullah/Geechee Freedum Cum!” will premiere at Penn Center’s Darrah Hall on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 4 p.m.   This new Gullah/Geechee histo-musical production features Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, the chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, “Dayclean de African Spirit” and members of “De Gullah Cunneckshun.”

“Watch Night: Gullah/Geechee Freedum Cum!” will take the attendees on a Gullah/Geechee historical journey set on St. Helena Island, SC.   This dramatic production done in Gullah/Geechee by natives of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will reveal the history of the Watch Night tradition that began during the 1800s and which lives on throughout the Sea Islands. “Hunnuh gwine yeddi why de Gullah/Geechee still da shout and ting fa tru!”

Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the tickets will benefit the Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net).  Tickets are $10 in advance, and are on sale at the Welcome Center at Penn Center on St. Helena Island, and online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/watch-night-gullahgeechee-freedum-cum-tickets-14191504171?aff=efbevent.  Admission will be $15 at the door.

Gullah/Geechee cuisine will be on sale along with books, CDs, DVDs, and other Gullah/Geechee items.  For more information, email GullGeeCo@aol.com or call 843-838-1171.

Come and bring your entire family to this holiday celebration of Gullah/Geechee traditions and culture.