In observance of Domestic Violence Month (October) and in recognition of domestic violence survivors and thrivers, Performing Arts and Literary Society will present the domestic violence awareness stage play, "A Change Is Gonna Come", winner of 4 Velocity Magazine Awards, (Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress), and written by Vickie L. Evans, playwright and child witness of domestic violence. "A Change Is Gonna Come" dispels the notion that domestic violence only happens to certain class of people, but that it could happen to anyone..anywhere, even religious couples. Witness a pastor wife's secret plight to conceal domestic and emotional abuse administered at the hands of her husband, Pastor James Sills.
Did you know that 1 in 4 Christian couples experience domestic violence and 15-19% Jewish couples? Domestic violence does not discriminate; it transcends gender, economic, age, and social barriers. The mission of "A Change Is Gonna Come" is to educate and raise awareness of the potential life-threatening affects of domestic violence, if measures are not implemented to eliminate the abnormal behavior that triggers it.
Though a dramatization, "A Change Is Gonna Come" is a true-to-life depiction of domestic violence with significant scenes as: "If These Walls Could Talk!", "The Sermon: A Woman Out of Order", and, "When Will You Get Sick And Tired?". Domestic violence is a serious offence that is threatening to break down the fiber of strong, traditional, and healthy intimate partner relationships.
Performing Arts and Literary Society (PALS)
Soaring High Productions
Starring a gifted cast of local talent from Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas, October 23, 6;00 PM, Pease Auditorium, Central Piedmont Community College