Theatre Presentation – Big Mama
Alfred Williams Community Center
4441 Durant Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405
Tickets: $20, available at the door or online at http://bit.ly/BigMamaTix.
Lady in White & Gullah Theatre Productions, an original musical written by Ade Ofunniyin and directed by Samelia Adams. The T.O.B.A. (Theatre Owners Booking Association) was the top booking agency for black performers in a deeply segregated era. A contract with “Toby” meant steady work. Performers called it “doing Tobytime” because living conditions were so rough, but still, they sang their songs in true vaudeville tradition and made light of their everyday struggles. Come hear Ella, Billie, and others tell their blues women tales at this evening of sassy soul.