NAACP award-winning playwright Kosmond Russell will present a scripted showcase presentation of his new play, “The Message.”
The free event will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m., at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 4300 Degnan Blvd., in Los Angeles. James Pickens, Jr., of “Grey’s Anatomy” will serve as host.
Describing the storyline, Russell said, “This play is a funny, powerful and thought-provoking gospel musical that will have you singing, rejoicing, reflecting and laughing. It is a universal human story rich in challenges, triumph and redemption. It begs the question, ‘Why do we have to deal with so much stuff?’ The truth will make you think and set you free!”
Directed by Byron Nora, the cast includes LaVan Davis (“Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne”), Windy Barnes-Farrell (“Voices”), Kinnik Sky (“American Idol” finalist), Diosiq Burne’ (“Gospel, Gospel, Gospel”), Johnny Gilmore (“If You Don’t Believe)” and comedian Lewis Dix as the voice of God. Music will be performed by Jacob Lusk, keyboardists Daryl and Deondre Ellis and saxophonist Mark Allen Felton.
For information, reservations or to make donations, visit kosmond.com