The African-American community can’t get enough of Tyler Perry and his outrageous character Mabel “Madea” Simmons and her family and friends. In 2010 Perry toured the country presenting his 11th stage play before sold out crowds. Returning cast mates Cassi Davis, Cherly Pepsii Riley, Palmer Williams Jr., along side new members of Perry’s company Zuri Craig, Jeffery Lewis, and Rico Bell painted a vivid picture of a common African-American family and the problems they face.
So often, we loose members of our family to battles of various cancers, heart disease, and other forms of illness and we never knew that they were sick. We leave the funeral or homegoing celebration wondering why they never told anyone that their days were numbered. We never realized that our constant bickering, fighting, and displacement of our own issues makes it difficulty for our loved ones to share things with us. This play was sort of a wake up call that we need to stop letting the issues of our past get in the way of how we conduct life today.
I give Tyler Perry and this play 4.5 of 5 stars. Check it out!