Aunt Pearlie Sue


Aunt Pearlie Sue

The Gullah Kinfolk Theatre & Aunt Pearlie Sue

Anita Singleton Prather, a native of the Sea Islands of Beaufort, S.C. is the founder and artistic director of the musical performance group Gullah Kinfolk Traveling Theater. Master storyteller, educator, and performer, Ms. Singleton-Prather will entertain and educate the citizens of Newberry about Gullah culture on the coast of South Carolina through her character Aunt Pearlie Sue.


Friday, June 23, 2023 at 6:00 P.M.
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Inspired by her grandmother’s heritage, Ms. Singleton-Prather has performed in character at the White House, the Beaufort Gullah Festival, and has appeared on numerous SCETV educational documentaries. Additionally, she wrote and co-produced Tales from the Land of Gullah and Circle Unbroken: Gullah Journey from Africa to America broadcast nationwide on PBS. Aunt Pearlie Sue will tell the Gullah story of how Gumbo came to be. Through this entertaining and fun performance, the audience will learn that the story of gumbo goes beyond this delicious food to a life lesson for us all.

This event is sponsored by Newberry Arts Center, Newberry Arts for All (NAFA), and South Carolina Humanities.


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