Thursday, November 27, 2014

Absent from the Body? Part 2

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This exciting melodrama/comedy written and directed by Tanya Thomas Taylor is the conclusion to part 1 of Absent from the Body?.  The question mark in each piece of her work introduces a moral to the story when the question mark is presented.  
 Keith “MrPrezident” Lewis stars as Alphonzo, who struggles with the circumstances that surround his brother’s demise.  In an effort to rejuvenate himself, he takes on the character of his brother Terrance, who was a smooth talking, egotistical, womanizer.  Ladonia, Terrance’s mother whose starring role moved the audience to tears in part 1 is played by Najah Nova.  She too is torn to pieces by the untimely death of Terrance and is trying to come to grips with what time has placed in her hands.  Dr. Luke “Love” Sanders played by Paul “Lumberjack” Taylor keeps the audience in stitches with his comedic acting style, as he promotes the spiritual side of the purpose and plans God has for this family. Other starring cast members are Tiana Wiltz as Tra’Shayla the love-struck, brokenhearted girlfriend, Shalestria Hopkins as the girl who is all about fun but finds herself in a disturbing predicament, D. Arnold, gossip lady 1 and T. Ventroy  , gossip lady 2 keep the rumors, lies, and distorted thoughts moving throughout the scenes, Morgan, who plays Sa’Rya is the newly found love of Alphonzo’s heart , Terrance played by Demathus Ladet the deceased brother of Alphonzo and Dre’ as the bartender friend continues his love affair with gossip lady 1.  
All things turn upside down in this riveting, humorous, dramatic tale as each person finds their pinnacle in the end. Come join us at Cite’ Des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette, LA, for two performances, Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. (matinee). You may purchase tickets online at

Image Credit: Cite des Arts
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