Can the Dejoie Family Recover from This Secret? Find Out at Love and Southern D!scomfort
Produced by a partnership between South of Broadway Theatre Company of North Charleston and Patton Daye Slater Productions, the mainstage winter show, Love and Southern D!scomfort, will have its world premiere on January 11th at The Charleston Music Hall, beginning a process of incubating the show for Broadway. Don’t miss it this Saturday evening!
In Love and Southern D!scomfort, the beautiful and accomplished Milla Dejoie receives a phone call in the middle of the night from her estranged mother, Wilhelmina. Her grandmother, Mrs. Catherine Dejoie, dowager of polite Southern society, is dead, along with Milla’s inheritance – unless she comes home to bury Catherine.
Milla reluctantly leaves her life abroad and returns to her ancestral home, Beaumont – a sprawling postbellum mansion, and to her mother, a faded alcoholic debutante laid low by the burden of bearing the family’s legacy. With the help of Louisa, the family’s cherished maid, the women begin to repair their relationship, but their reconciliation grinds to a halt when a long-held secret erupts that sends the family spinning out of control.
Soulful gospel, sultry R&B, and finger-snapping pop help weave an uplifting and compelling tale of an old-money African-American family torn apart by the devastating effects of addiction, untreated mental illness and a secret, better left untold. The performance is created by Monica Patton with music and lyrics by Bobby Daye. The performance also features Tony Award Nominee Felicia P. Fields from The Color Purple and Dreamgirls.
"Bobby and I have spent much of our career performing on stage, a medium of the arts that floods audiences with visual, aural, and emotional stimuli. Therefore, we didn't want to simply write a musical, but instead craft an engaging, cinematic experience that keeps theatergoers heavily invested in the Dejoie family and their exploits," said Monica Patton.
You’re sure to be entertained by the Dejoies of Love and Southern D!scomfort! Tickets for Love and Southern D!scomfort are on sale now at www.loveandsoutherndiscomfort.com.
At Parks at Nexton Apartments in Summerville, South Carolina, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event!
Saturday, January 11, 2020—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403