Fewer subjects offer more fertile ground for dramatic exploration and than gender relationships, particularly in today's turbulent romantic environment. Actress and WQQK-FM personality Jene India now adds playwright to her resume, having penned the new play A Family Affair, which opens Friday night at the Darkhorse Theater for a weekend run. India's work spotlights a mother and three-time divorcee trying to find happiness with yet another husband, while simultaneously dealing with her two adult daughters' skeptical attitudes. Directed by Helen "Olaketi" Shute-Pettaway and featuring a strong cast that includes Mary McCallum, Molly Breen, Tamiko Robinson, Kenneth W. Dozier, Brian "B-Cov" Covington and India as title character Mariah, "A Family Affair" addresses a wealth of contemporary class and social issues. Admission is $12, and show time is 7:30 p.m., with the exception of Jan. 17s 4 p.m. matinee.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 15. Continues through Jan. 23, 2010