Three Performances Slated for Metro Area
Bowie, MD (Feb. 6, 2013) – Unlimited Entertainment Company presents "BEHIND THE PULPIT," a gospel comedy stage play written by the late playwright David Payton.
Fresh off of three tour stops in Durham, NC, Nashville, TN and Fayetteville, NC; "BEHIND THE PULPIT" will delight audiences from around the D.C. metropolitan area for three performances Feb. 15-16 at Reid Temple A.M.E Church in Glenn Dale, Md.
"Reid Temple is pleased to serve as the venue for this spirit-filled play," said Loxley O'Connor, director of Business and Financial Affairs for Reid Temple. "We hope that families in the DC metropolitan area are able to come out and enjoy this wonderful event."
"BEHIND THE PULPIT" tells the story of a pastor torn between loyalties to his family and congregation. His worlds collide as the church faces financial ruin and moral tests, and events at home challenge the structure and future of his family. Audiences will be entertained through faith, laughter, and song as nationally acclaimed musicians, actors, singers and dancers bring them to their feet.
The comedy, which began touring in 2012, features actress BerNadette Stanis, star of the hit television series "Good Times;" R&B sensation Tony Terry; 2012 Stellar Award-winning gospel artist Paul Porter; Terrell Phillips of Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns" and "Madea's Family Reunion," and former member of popular R&B group, Blackstreet; and actor/comedian Lil' JJ of the "Rickey Smiley Morning Show," "Are We There Yet," "Beauty Shop," and other popular movies and series.
"We are honored that Reid Temple has agreed to host the DC-area premier of this tour," said Nate Tarver, founder and CEO of Birmingham-based Unlimited Entertainment Company. "We believe audiences will be truly inspired by the musicianship, comedy, and life lessons presented in this production."
Unlimited Entertainment Company has more than 36 years in the entertainment business, managing and producing many notable tours and events. From hit stage plays "Beauty Shop" and "When A Woman is Fed Up" to gospel superstar Kirk Franklin's "Tour of Life" and "Nu Nation Tour," the team has elevated black entertainment through the years. "BEHIND THE PULPIT" is the latest in the company's repertoire, enchanting audiences around the country during its spring 2013 tour.
Performance times are 8 p.m. Feb. 15, and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Tickets can be purchased online at eTix or at the Reid Temple Book Store (301.352.0320). For more information, please visit http://www.behindthepulpitplay.com/. Reid Temple A.M.E. Church is located at 11100 Glenn Dale Boulevard in Glenn Dale, Md.