This is a wonderful play for the African American Church as real issues we face are dealt with on a personal and spiritual level offering a magnificent combination of comedy mixed with a serious undertone to prevent anyone from missing the messages contained within this play.
Various issues are dealt with such as, a troubled marriage due to one partners’ unfaithfulness; a troubled child who thinks her overly self-righteous parents don’t love her and turns to drugs; a troubled young boy who has been led to believe that a life of crime is the only way of survival. Add a feisty old man and a young man who eats around the clock, and you have a genuine mix of comedy and drama that the whole family can enjoy and be blessed.
“It is said that, ‘A Family that Prays together Stays Together.” Lila Mae Mullington believes and lives this as she declares, “The devil trying hard, but he ain’t gonna get this family. Not as long as them old knees a mine still work.” She is the glue that has held this family together. She is the constant reminder that ‘With God at the centre; We all can smile at the storm.”
I highly recommend this play for churches who emphasize the importance of family. Though this play was written for Christmas, it can be produced anytime with just a few minor changes to the script.