Sukey, The Mermaid, and a Tale of the Gullah Islands
Sukey, The Mermaid, and a Tale of the Gullah Island
July 7, 2018 AUSTIN, TX. Whatsinthemirror? Is pleased to bring you Sukey, The Mermaid, and a Tale of the Gullah Island. This devise play written by the participants of our Write Whats Right Theater Project and Executive Director Tarik Daniels is based on the childrens book Sukey and the Mermaid, written by Robert D. San Souci. A story of a young girl named Sukey from the Gullah Islands, whos unhappy with her life at home with her evil Step Pa and eventually receives kindness and wealth from the River Mermaid. Sukey and the Mermaid is an African fairytale and one of the only times in literature that an African mermaid is depicted. Our devised play deals with the themes of self-esteem, mental health, domestic violence, the love of people and culture of the Gullah people.
Directed by Tarik Daniels
Starring Neryah Roberson, Joshua Sanchez, Jarryd Goof, Tenee Goff, Maria Brown, Keeshana Marshall, Kamari Roberson, Phillip Trieu, Carey Agtane, Areya Roberson, Leo Fitzgerald.
July 27 Friday 6pm, 8pm
July 28-29th Saturday-Sunday 4pm, 6pm
Santa Cruz Studio Theatre
1805 E.7th Austin, Texas
Tickets on sale at www.brownpaperticket.com
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and Austin Creative Alliance.
Santa Cruz Theater
1805 E 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702