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Die Laughing at the Roy Arias Studio

Diversity Players of Harlem presents Die Laughing, by Marq Overton, at the Roy Arias Studio from 26 - 30 Sep 2007.

Die Laughing: Michael Laurence, a struggling but very talented misogynistic comedian, on the threshold of the biggest break of his career is forced to take a serious look at his life after being stricken with Breast Cancer. Depressed and facing his new reality, Michael finds himself contemplating suicide. Only a timely phone call from his daughter in his darkest hour stops him from ending it all and leads him to a period of soul searching.

Blinded by his selfishness, self-pity and ego he comes to the conclusion that God is punishing him and has singled him out to be the butt of the cruelest joke of all, a man with Breast Cancer. So he begins a debate with God, it is within these arguments that the truth is unveiled. Now with the truth exposed, will Michael Laurence have time to redeem himself?

Directed by Dwight Ali Williams, Die Laughing features: Gil Charleston and Forrest Renaissance, Shashone Lambert and Tamiko White.

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