Life Stories by Don B. Welch


Have you ever seen a Don B. Welch stage play? If you have not, you are truly missing out. The first adjective I wrote down when I started making my notes is talented. Talented writer, director and talented actors. Life Stories takes the audience on an emotional roller coaster ride with real stories about real life situations that relate to everyone. Anyone coming away from this play saying they cannot relate has not truly lived. Even if you stage plays are not your thing, this play is a must see. There was not one bad scene and all the actors were phenomenal. Don’s talent as a director is amazing. He truly brings out the best of his team and with such a large ensemble and that is no small task. Sitting in the back of the theater, this reviewer was able to observe the high energy of the audience and how well the cast engaged and interacted with their audience.

The ticket price does not include tissue so be sure to bring your own as you may find yourself shedding a few tears. They could be tears because you laugh so hard or are moved by the stories played out before you, or could it be both?

Meet the cast: Donna Walker Crockett, Delores Lakey Stewart, Stephen Slates Theresa Ford, Marvin Gay, Daryl Brown, Kevin John Peters, Petal d’Avril, Malika Perkins Blessing, Gina Harris, Shawn McDonald, Shannon Mosley, Syr Law, Lauren Elliott, King Orr, Lorenzo Hunt, Tobyus Green, and Jensen Jimerson. Look for this amazing group of actors as they grace the stage in future stage productions, pop up on your television, appear in feature films, or stream in your computer in the ever growing medium of web series.

There are only two shows left, Saturday July 26th & Sunday July 27th at Stage 52 Playhouse, 5299 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. This is the last performance at Stage 52 before it closes its doors for good. To get tickets to the remaining shows, call 310 671 6400. The remaining shows are almost sold out so call now.


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The L.A. Black Theater Experience is a blog that will feature upcoming or in progress plays in Southern California.  All plays recommended on this site have been reviewed by Lisa Tucker who is not a journalist but someone who loves the stage.  The reason this is important is because we want to provide real people reviews that speaks to other theater goers.  We feel this offers more personalized reviews.

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