God Delivered Me From the Crack House
Tomorrow, I will make my acting debut at Waters Memorial Church. I will play a drug dealer/pimp named Hassan. I would say that this character is a stretch for me. I was volunteering at the Church on the Martin Luther King Day of service and Barbara Walker was cooking the most wonderful food. I was asked by my big Sister Joanne Hemingway, a Church Elder, if I would like to act in a play that Ms. Walker had written. I accepted. After numerous rehearsals, tomorrow is my big day. I have a dress rehearsal tonight. In spite of the fact that the Sixers are playing the Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, I will not miss it. I am impressed by the singing of the cast members. There are some touching scenes and the stories of addiction, losing one's family and recovery are ones that I know. It is a faith based play also with some powerful spiritual references. I need to get my last few lines right and I can make this a successful event tomorrow. My next move will be singing a solo in a musical :-) Watch out world.