THE RELIGION CORNER: New Gospel Stage Play Coming to D.C.
By Lyndia Grant
On Saturday, Nov. 16, join me and the exciting cast of a new gospel stage play called “The Home.”
This exciting play about an average middle-class family, suddenly facing a mother diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is sure to be of interest to your entire family. See how the world is turned upside down for this family.
The play will be held at the Bowie Performing Arts Center (15200 Annapolis Road) and will feature two shows — a 2 p.m. matinee followed by audience discussions, and a 7 p.m. show.
Come out and witness the drama, comedy and excitement when the daunting question of whether to break a lifelong promise and place the mother into a nursing home or not is dealt with, see how it is handled.
Trying to create the best possible quality of life for an aging relative is the new normal for 43.5 million Americans caring for someone older than 50, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance. It’s not just their parents, however. With about 10,000 baby boomers hitting age 65 each day, they’re becoming caregivers while facing the reality of needing care themselves.
Nubia Filmworks, LLC is the production company, and the play was written by Dr. John L. McCoy (Pastor of The Word of God Baptist Church), filled with an exciting cast of veteran actors, including Tony Award-winning actress/recording artist Melba Moore, Radio One personality Cheryl Jackson, gospel recording artist Charles Butler Jr., Fred Strother, Sowande Tichawonna, Wanda Moody, Judy Leak, Annette James, Eli El, Nana Malaya, Kendall Turner, Maria Pugh and Barbara Fisher.
This exciting play will tour across select cities throughout the U.S. in 2020. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to nubiafilmworks.com or bowiecenter.org.
Produced and directed by award-winning independent filmmaker Shuaib Mitchell (“The Game That Changed College Basketball,” “Nocturnal Agony,” “Too Saved,” “Straight Up Go-Go”), “The Home” is a stage play that destined to resonate with audiences around the country, as it deals with one of the most important issues of our time; Alzheimer’s and the rising number of baby boomers who find themselves serving as caregivers for their aging parents.
Lyndia Grant is a speaker/writer living in the D.C. area. Her radio show, “Think on These Things,” airs Fridays at 6 p.m. on 1340 AM (WYCB), a Radio One station. To reach Grant, visit her website, www.lyndiagrantshow.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-602-6295. Follow her on Twitter @LyndiaGrant and on Facebook.