DETROIT, Michigan — Melvin Child brought the theatrical experience “Thugs and The Women Who Love Them” inspired by author Wahida Clark’s New York Times Best Selling book made a stop at Detroit’s Fox Theater – for three shows.
“I wanted to do something different, something totally different, said Melvin Childs in a interview on Power 105.1 Breakfast Club. “So if you come out and see this show, this is not like any stage play you’ve ever seen before. You know from the language, to like Ray J said before, its no holds barred with this one.”
The play which has just 15 shows left on its tour features, Boosie Bad Azz, K.Michelle, Amina Buddafly, Lyfe Jennings, Ray J, Karlie Redd and Jamal Woolard.
“I am a big fan of Wahida Clark and the play is inspired by the book,” said Melvin Child to the Michigan Chronicle – but the elements of the story that inspired me are what I truly wanted to bring to the stage rather than the actual plot. “I wanted to do something similar to films like Menace II Society or Boyz N The Hood that are just like urban myth books, but actually bring it to life on stage in front of the viewer, something that has never really been done before.”
Participants in the stage took to social media to share their excitment on the support the play received in Detroit.
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