Black Pearl Sings!

"Black Pearl Sings!"
Mar. 9 - 27, 2022

Show Credits:
By Frank Higgins
Direction by Henry Clay Middleton

In parched, depression era Texas, two women from vastly different backgrounds discover common ground and conflict through song. A search for lost African-American folk music leads Susannah, an ambitious "song collector" for the Library of Congress, to Pearl a woman with a soulful voice and a steely spirit. After meeting Pearl in a Texas jail, Susannah is convinced Pearl may know a song rare enough to earn Savannah a teaching job at Harvard, a post denied to her thus far because she is a woman. Pearl has dreams of her own, and hopes her songs will be her ticket out of jail for a reunion with her long-lost daughter. Featuring a cappella renditions of many beloved American folk songs and spirituals - "This Little Light of Mine," "Troubles So Hard," "Kum Ba Yah" and "Pay Me My Money Down" - the legacy of the past clashes with their hopes for the future, as these two dynamic women journey together to find their way out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

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Prices: Adults $36.00 - $70.00, Seniors (60+) $34.00 - $70.00, Students (Ages 3-25) and Active Military $32.00 - $70.00
Age Suitability: Ages 13 and up

Performance Dates:
Mar. 9 - Wed. 7:30pm *PNC Pay-As-You-Please
Mar. 11 - Fri. 7:30pm **Opening Night
Mar. 12 - Sat. 7:30pm
Mar. 13 - Sun. 3:00pm
Mar. 17 - Thu. 7:30pm
Mar. 18 - Fri. 7:30pm
Mar. 19 - Sat. 7:30pm
Mar. 20 - Sun. 3:00pm
Mar. 24 - Thu. 7:30pm
Mar. 25 - Fri. 7:30pm
Mar. 26 - Sat. 7:30pm
Mar. 27 - Sun. 3:00pm

Venue: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Box Office: (843) 577-7183
Box Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. (Non show weeks)
Tuesday - Saturday, 1:00 pm - 5:00pm. Box office then opens one hour before every performance. (Show weeks)
The box office opens one hour before every Sunday matinee performance.
Will Call opens one hour before showtime and closes 15 minutes after the start of every performance.


March 9, 2022 - March 27, 2022

Dock Street Theatre
135 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401

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