Next up for Before The People Came: two shows in Greenwood, SC on October 24th at 9 a.m. and 12 noon. The popular children’s play will be featured on the campus of Lander University in the Cultural Center Auditorium. “There is no better time than the Fall to be on tour with a great group of people to tell a magical story,” playwright/director jeff obafemi carr says. “The weather is mild, the kids are excited, and we can give them something that is fun and educational to take into the holiday season. In less than a month, audiences from South Carolina to Washington will get to play with us, and I can’t wait to get it rocking.”
About Before The People Came:
A horrible drought has settled on the desert plain, leaving the animals weak with thirst. Rabbit discovers a juicy pear tree, but it is guarded by a vicious tiger in no mood to share. Working together, the animals overcome this obstacle in a most unexpected way. Written for children by Dr. Jeff Obafemi Carr, this musical is a heartwarming adaptation of an African folktale, infusing lessons on the importance of sharing and the value of diversity with original African rhythms, Jazz, Blues, Funk, and Pop music that will have you singing along as you learn the morals found in a magical tale woven together with hip, spoken-word poetry and showcasing creative costumes that will invoke memories of The Lion King.
About the Greenwood Performances: