MEET THE ARTISTS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 AFTER THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
After the show, join the cast of Black Pearl Sings! for an open discussion of the work onstage. REP Associate Producer and Casting Director KIM HEIL is your host. Share your thoughts and responses to the evening’s entertainment.
SAN DIEGO AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF FINE ART PRESENTS: A GLIMPSE OF THE ART OF JONATHAN GREEN
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 @7PM BEFORE THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
The SAN DIEGO AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF FINE ART presents reproductions of artwork by internationally renowned artist Jonathan Green. Raised in the Gullah community of South Carolina, Green is deeply inspired by the rich cultural heritage the South Carolina coast. His narrative art style is saturated with color and movement and beautifully captures the southern experience. This exhibition will be on view in the Lyceum Lower Gallery from NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 17, 2017.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 @4:30PM-7PM BEFORE THE 7PM PERFORMANCE
From gospel to hip-hop and theater to dance, San Diego’s annual KUUMBA (Swahili for “creativity”) FEST presents a wide showcase of arts that celebrate Black American culture in all its variety. Coming up in February 2018, Kuumba Fest will offer a three-day festival presented in the lobby of the Lyceum Theatre. This afternoon’s event will give you a taste of what’s to come! Stay after the matinee or come early before the evening performance to discover the food, performances, and culture of Kuumba.
FREE BEER FRIDAY
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 AFTER THE 8PM PERFORMANCE
Enjoy the performance of Black Pearl Sings! then stick around for a beer from CORONADO BREWING CO., one of San Diego’s award-winning breweries.
Free Beer Fridays are Sponsored by SAN DIEGO CITYBEAT
PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT NEW SONGS AND PLAYS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 @1PM BEFORE THE 2PM PERFORMANCE
PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT offers a wide range of writing opportunities for both youth and adults. When in residence at correctional facilities, teaching artists guide participants to create fictional plays that examine hardships, explore positive solutions, look forward to brighter futures, and redefine individuals beyond labels imposed by past choices. Join us pre-show for readings of scripts (and maybe even a song or two) inspired by Black Pearl Sings!
THE PARADOX OF BLACK AGENCY: NOTES BLACK PEARL CAN’T REACH
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 AFTER THE 2PM PERFORMANCE
Part of the amazing experience of theatre is the opportunity to be exposed to lifestyles and perspectives that are different than our own. But how do we truly empathize with a character whose cultural experiences are so radically different than our own? Stick around after the performance for a provocative conversation between SHELLEY ORR Assistant Professor at SDSU’s School of Theatre, Television and Film and Dramaturg of Black Pearl Sings! and TEZERU TESHOME, PhD Student of Theatre/Dance at UCSD around black performance in American theatre.
REP YOUR PRIDE
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 @6PM BEFORE THE 7PM PERFORMANCE
REP Your Pride celebrates Women’s Resources @ The Center, part of the THE SAN DIEGO LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER. The Center is a safe space where LBT women and their allies have access to important resources regarding health care, social services, and community activities to strengthen and enhance their quality of life. Join us post-show for an opportunity to hear about the programming and reach of this significant organization. 20% of all single ticket sales to tonight’s performance will support Women’s Resources @ The Center.
REP Your Pride is Sponsored by RAGE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
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