*HARKER HEIGHTS, TX – The acclaimed theatrical play “Can A Woman Raise A Man?” opens for 2 nights at the Harker Heights Events Center on Saturday, April 22 (3:00 PM) and Sunday, April 23, 2023 (10:00 PM).
Written by Q. Allen King, from the book adaptation, and directed by Tymika Chambliss-Williams, the stage production features powerful performances by a stellar cast of actors that include Karen Clark-Sheard, Tony Terry, Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Robert Curry, Tiffany Andrew, Marva King, local talent Jokia Williams and more, focuses on single mothers and fatherhood.
“Can A Woman Raise A Man?” will also hit theater stages in Houston, TX (5/13 & 5/14) and Little Rock, AR (6/24), with additional dates to be added.
“There are so many challenges that come with raising a son as a single mother,” expresses Q. Allen. “I wanted to create a piece that delves into the many obstacles that mothers face in society, our culture and in our community, while also celebrating the resilience and strength of mothers everywhere,” adds Q. “You can turn pain into purpose!”
The stage play highlights the journey of a single mother, Samone (gospel star and actress, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard) raising her young son in the absence of a father as he ventures out into a world where expectations of what defines a man are constantly shifting. As her son grows up and faces life challenges, she must navigate the difficult terrain of guiding him toward a healthy understanding of his manhood and his place in society by integrating faith, family, and fire, in pursuit of the answer to the question “Can A Woman Raise A Man?.”
“Can A Woman Raise A Man?” tackles modern-day issues such as toxic masculinity, an absentee father’s emotional impact on a child’s upbringing, and motherhood’s power. The play seeks to defy traditional notions of gender roles and promote a deeper understanding of the role that mothers play in shaping the development of their sons. It promises to be a thought-provoking experience that explores the complex relationship between motherhood, masculinity, and society.
The play and playwright, Q. Allen, currently reside in the Walker Museum of African American History as the first all-black writer and cast with residency on the Las Vegas strip.
Join this theatrical journey for the answer to the question, “Can A Woman Raise A Man?” and discover why she should never have to!
Tickets for “Can A Woman Raise A Man?” are now available for purchase at the Harker Heights Events Theater or box office (254) 953-5600: https://harkerheightseventcenter.com/.
The feature track for “Can A Woman Raise A Man?” featuring Q. Allen & Robert Curry, Day 26 Bad Boy, is available on Q Allen Global.com, and digital music platforms.
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