Robert Howell and Rodger Washington’s play Can God’s Love Reach You in the Dark explores the story of a young man who is dealing with his sexuality and identity while finding his place in life. In addition, he is undergoing the dilemma of finally revealing the secret to his proud father that he is gay for fear of the reaction.
During a family gathering the young man is forced out of the closet as other family secrets come to life that threaten to rip the tight family and their diverse group of many long-time friends and church associates apart.
Directed and produced by Spencer Collins IV and sponsored by Grace United Methodist Church’s HIV Ministry, the one-night production on Dec. 3 (World AIDS Day) was hosted by actor and HIV activist Doug Spearman.
The show features a strong spiritual element while dramatic was mixed with light and fun moments and characters. Additionally the production was spiced as well with a few vocals and music.
The show aims to become a means for expanding the conversation surrounding HIV and AIDS and judgments, stigmas, and preconceived notions.
The vibrant and energetic cast included: Michael Cox, Theresa Ford, Ophelia J. Harper, Saudia Mills, Gill Nelson, Byron Marc Newsome, Steven Norfleet, Jerrell O’Neal, Richard John Reliford, Angelle Robertson, Leland White, Bryant Norman, and Ron E. English.
For further opportunities of production contact B.L.A.C. Male Productions (Black Leaders in Art & Cinema) at www.blacmaleproductions.com.