We spend a lot of time at Patheos talking about faith based projects: the blockbuster kind like Exodus or The Bible, the subculture kind like Saving Christmas or God’s Not Dead. But there’s a huge player we hardly ever discuss: Tyler Perry. The stupendously successful director interweaves African-American stories and faith. He’s probably the most successful faith-based filmmaker working today. And he doesn’t pull his punches.
Here’s a clip from his play coming out on DVD November 25:
From the press release:
Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned – The Play unfolds through the life of Anita (“Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley), a single woman who has it all – a great job, a loving family, and the ability to pay for her baby sister’s wedding. According to her best friend, however, there’s only one thing missing…the love of a good man. At her friend’s insistence, she meets the seemingly perfect man online and all seems well, until he convinces her to get married in Las Vegas and her life quickly spirals out of control at her new husband’s demands. Can she regain the upper hand, or will the tides turn for the worse?
Created, produced and written by Perry, the show touches on themes of love, revenge, betrayal and forgiveness. Taped in front of a live audience, the popular play sold out performances in more than 50 cities across the U.S., and features fan favorite Patrice Lovely (TV’s “Love Thy Neighbor”) reprising her role as Miss Hattie. Also starring Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley (Madea’s Big Happy Family, Madea Gets a Job), Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned features newcomers Muhammad Ayers, Monica Blaire, Zebulon Ellis and Ray Lavender, who lend their exceptional singing and acting talents to this hilarious, emotionally charged production.
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