25th Anniversary Celebration: “Through The Night”

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2016 is here, and we are beginning to kick off our 25th Anniversary celebration at Thomas Media Group, LLC and the South Carolina Black Pages. The South Carolina Black Pages is a proud sponsor of “Through The Night,” a play by Daniel Beaty. Our President, Darrin Thomas, was on hand to provide provide remarks on Opening Night. Additional photos from Opening Night can be found on the Greenville Chamber Diversity and Inclusion Facebook Page.



Photo courtesy of Greenville Chamber of Commerce

If you missed Opening Night, NO WORRIES!! There are additional shows you can attend through the 2nd week of February. Read below for more information on “Through The Night” and ticket options.

From Centre Stage:

Centre Stage’s provoking Fringe Series continues with a play about six interconnected black males, ages 10 – 60, who experience an unexpected phenomenon on the same evening that changes their lives forever. It is the story of a child scientist, a young man from the projects on his way to college, an ex-convict, a corporate executive, a health food store owner, and the Bishop of a mega church – and the people who love them as they make it Through the Night.

Beaty’s fascinating drama tackles multiple questions, concerns, topics and difficulties facing the black community. Dealing with timely topics such as economic survival, physical health, education, mentorship, addiction, sexuality and the church, Through the Night will challenge stereotypes and leave the audience with a sense of personal accounting about their own roles in the wider community. With diverse male as well as strong female characters, the play is grounded in the central theme of the abiding and profound love the characters share.

Sponsored, in part, by TD Bank, The Metropolitan Arts Council, The 100 Black Men of the Upstate, The Upstate Black Businesses and Professionals Group, AID Upstate and the SC Black Pages. Catering services donated by Herban-Eats and Saffron’s.

Through The Night


Kiestin Jackson as “Eric”
Roderice Gillum as “Dre” Jordan Branham as “Alan”
Isaiah Hogue as “Twon”
Kia Fisher as “Kim/Sarah”
Clark Nesbitt as “Mr. Rogers”
DeBryant Johnson as “Isaac”
Jensine Reeder as “Twon’s Mom/Ellen”
James Hester as “Bishop”

*NOTE: Mature content not suitable for young viewers.

Tickets for Through the Night are $15, $10 with assigned seating. They can be purchased here. Shows run Tuesdays and Wednesdays nights at 7 pm. You can reach the box office at 864-233-6733 on Tuesdays – Fridays from 2-6 pm and two hours before performances or online at www.centrestage.org

Show Dates are January 26th and 27th and February 2nd-3rd, 9th-10th.


Centre Stage


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