"Things That Hurt" Written by Lawrence Floyd/Directed by Hilda Willis.
Starring Taurean Blacque (Hill Stret Blus) and Starletta Dupois (The Notebook and Waiting to Exhale)
When:Fri. May 12 - Sun May 14th,2017
Sat: May 13th GALA/RECEPTION Benefit. Hosted by Carl Nelson & Associates and 3 Brown Girls.... see "THINGS THAT HURT GALA/RECEPTION page for details
Where: Synchronicity Theater, 1545 Peachtree St. NE #102. Atlanta, Georgia 30309
"Things That Hurt" centers around the Lewis family, brought together after their patriarch, Dr. Edward Lewis, is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. His wife, Mona, drinking heavily and "numbing herself" is joined by her son Ronald and daughter Karen who also harbor their own deep secrets. The observer of the chaos, a young nurse, Beverly, who was hired by the Lewis's just before the diagnosis joins the chaos when she marries Ronald months later. Edward announces he's considering assisted suicide to eliminate the suffering.They convince him to change his mind and six years later, they find themselves bearing the brunt of this decision.Tensions bubble over as Edward is kicked out of the assisted Living Home. Bursting with irrepressible humor and intelligence, "Things That Hurt" is dense, funny and compassionate.