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.


Walking By Faith by Donald B. Welch

This past weekend, I had the privilege of seeing an encore performance of Walking By Faith, a stage play written, directed and produced by Don B. Welch. This play is an experience that should not be missed. It tells stories we all have seen at some point in our lives. The acting in this play was phenomenal and the singing was inspirational. It will make you laugh and shock you but most of all you will be inspired. Don B. Welch has created hit that takes you to church and one that I hope he brings back soon.

Chocolate Storm’s “There I Said It”

Comedian, Chocolate Storm has led a life that many of us have and has chosen to share that life with us on stage. She shares her ups and downs and allows the audience to share the pain and confusion of a little girl who did not understand why. She brings the audience through many emotions in this one hour play.

The show was opened by Tasha Auset with her stirring poem “Mommy Dearest”. This spoken word artist is very talented and set the stage for Storm’s tale of abuse and coming out the other side a better person.

Karen Malina White’s directorial debut was a resounding success with the play ending in a standing ovation for Chocolate Storm and the team that helped her bring her story to life.

There are only two more shows left to see this show:
Stage 52
5299 Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Tickets are $20 or purchase them at the door.