Atlanta playwright's 'No More Strength' to play in Columbus

March 9, 2014 12:08:03 AM



Mina Smith's five-act play, "No More Strength," comes to Mississippi University for Women's Rent Auditorium Saturday, March 15. Show time is 6 p.m.  


Smith, of Atlanta, is a wife, mother, author, playwright, director and business owner. She studied English, creative writing and screenwriting and gained experience in theater and producing.  


She offered a synopsis of the play. The concept is, "If trials come to make me strong, please God, I don't need No More Strength." 


Raised by his praying Grandmother Edna and his Uncle James, Hayden Baptiste walks the audience through his journey from a teenager through early adulthood.  


At the age of 6, Hayden was taken from the custody of his drug-addicted mother, Justine, and was separated from his sisters. From there, life takes him on a rollercoaster of events. Throughout his journey, Hayden strives to be the best he can be. One day, however, he finds himself at a point where he's had all the trials and tribulations he can stand. It will take his grandmother and her pastor to pray his strength back.  


"You will laugh; you might even cry, but one thing for sure, there is a message for you in this powerful, full-length feature production," said Smith  


OutLoud Productions describes "No More Strength" as quality entertainment, a production filled with substance. Smith reminds that trials do indeed come to make people stronger and that when tested, there is only one true answer.  


Advance tickets can be purchased at (search: No More Strength) or Tickets are $20 general admission, $25 for VIP seating. Group and MUW student discounts are available online. Tickets cannot be sold at the door.  


The cast of "No More Strength" extends special thanks and acknowledgment to Chick-fil-A and Aaron Rents of Columbus. 


The cast features Andre Bowden, Daniel DeSilva, Alicia Bryant, Pastor Dedric Avery, Keyonne Brown, Tony Brannon, Serena (Serena Speaks Radio), Sharon Jones, Lakia Stevens, Bridgette Leath, La'Tarica Riley, Danielle McGowan (co-Director), Rick Wiggins and Adrian Samuels. Technical director is Jameel Lee.  


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