3/2/09

Emotional Inspired

As I mentioned in my previous post, I attended a play at the suggestion of LBJ. The play was entitled Heaven In My View. The play was written and directed by Tonia Vines for Act 2 Ministry at Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church in Washington DC.

Let me say I was so glad I went.......granted I was late, hair and parking issues. But I was there and thankful and grateful to be in attendance. By the time I arrived they were in scene 6 of the first act. Here are some of the highlights:

Scene 8 - Tribute to Langston Hughes - a few poems were reciting including the infamous Mother to Son poem. A great job by all that recited a poem, particularly the young lady reciting the moving and still relevant Mother to Son.

Honorable mentions for Act 1 include scenes 6 (Black Heroes), 9 (Good News) and 10 (Harlem).

During Act 2, I cried, laughed and felt inspired; highlights include:

Scene 3 - Separate But Equal - a depiction of the story behind the famous Brown vs Board of Education case that allowed blacks to attend the same schools as whites.

Scene 5 - I Have a Dream - the speech reenacted and the mourning of Martin Luther King Jr. as well as a reflection of his plight

Scene 6 - Music from the 1960's and 1970's - musical hits from the likes of Diana Ross & Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Jackson 5 to name a few.

Honorable mention to scenes 4 (Bus Boycott) and 8 (African-Americans of Excellence).

Overall, you can tell alot of hard work and dedication was put into the performance as everyone did an excellent job. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and was glad I made it to the performance. I left feeling uplifted and hopeful, but also inspired to do better because of my rich heritage.

We have a new president who should inspire us all to want to do better. He's attained the highest position in our nation and as such, we as a people have no limits......




Peace, Blessings and Laughs

3 comments:

tiltedhalo said...

Sounds like a really great play. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

LBJ said...

Thanks so much for your support laughing808!! We appreciate your attendance, and most of all we are thankful that you were inspired by our production!

tiltedhalo-you'll have to come out and experience an Act 2/True Vine Produciton in the future. You'll be pleasantly full!

Anonymous said...

Ma'am. Thank u 4 ur kind words. As an actor in the play, I must sat there was plenty of hard work n dedication put into this play, n it started from the top(Tonia Vines) n flowed through everyone underneath. Everyone reading this post, the next time u c a True Vine Productions/Act 2 Drama Ministry play being publicized u don't wanna miss it!