Award-winning author Darryl James stars as Kevin Dixon in the hit stage play dealing with modern relationship issues, "Love In A Day" in Washington, DC, May 17-19. (Darryl James pictured with Actress Romayne Anderson)
Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) -- Capitol Hill Supportive Services Program, Inc. (CHSSP), along with Tenacious Productions and award-winning author Darryl James will present An Evening of Art, Music and Theater with The Hit Stage Play "Love In A Day" in Washington, DC on May 17 at 7pm (Invitation Only) and again on May 18 at 4pm for the General Public. Capitol Hill Supportive Services Program, Inc. has a proud twenty year history of providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Their employment services programs and residential home are located in the historic Capitol Hill area.
The Overall Mission Of Capitol Hill Supportive Services Program, Inc. is To Enhance Opportunities And Experiences That Encourage Decision-Making And Independence For Individuals With Developmental Disabilities.
CHSSP's Grand Opening & Ribbon-Cutting Gala will reintroduce the program and new services to the Greater Washington, DC area, while also delivering an evening of high quality entertainment to board members, supporters and on May 18, to the general public. All ticket sales benefit this powerful community organization!
On Sunday, May 19, Us Helping Us, People Into Living (UHU) will deliver the powerful stage play, "Love In A Day," to raise funds and awareness for the organization's crucial mission of delivering HIV counseling and testing services in the Washington, DC area. UHU, along with Tenacious Productions and Award-Winning Author Darryl James will Present An Afternoon of Art, Music and Theater with The Hit Stage Play "Love In A Day" in Washington, DC on Sunday, May 19 at 4pm at CHSSP, 2052 West Virginia Ave, NE, Washington, DC.
UHU, which envisions a world in which health and wellness are within everyone's reach, is celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2013. The "Love In A Day" theater event is a fundraiser to also highlight UHU's receipt of a grant from the District to develop and implement HIV counselling and testing services to couples, including heterosexual and same sex couples. Since grants do not cover all infrastructure costs of the organization, UHU continues to raise funds to close the funding gap.
A DC survey of heterosexuals found that in many stable committed relationships, condom usage was low. However, about half of those persons in those relationships did not know their partner‘s HIV status. Within a relationship perceived as "safe" due to its intimacy and commitment level, the combination of not using condoms and not knowing your partner‘s status may lead to HIV infection.
The play, "Love In A Day has as its theme, couples on a retreat dealing with relationship issues, including one couple living with HIV infection. Ticket sales on Sunday, May 19 will benefit UHU, a 501(c)(3) [non-profit] community-based organization, boosting their mission of delivering HIV counselling and testing to couples like the one in the play.
"Love In A Day" is a story of love in the age of troubled relationships and is a powerful presentation of people in love holding on to love through daunting challenges. If you believe in love, you will believe stronger, but you will believe.
Each couple in the play is seeking to rebuild their relationship on a relationship retreat lead by a relationship coach and his assistant, working through their difficulties to find love. The atmosphere, the discussion and the vibes spark chemistry as each person falls in "Love in a Day".
The play is written and directed by Darryl James, an award-winning author ("LA Riots...Revolution"), lecturer, syndicated columnist and the publisher of Tenacious Books, a boutique publishing house for self-publishing authors. James has lectured for the National Council of Negro Women, the National Urban League, The Black American Law Students Association (BALSA) and the NAACP, in addition to radio stations, colleges and universities across the nation. As a relationship coach, James has provided relationship insight for Ebony Magazine, the NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Council of Negro Women.
The production is traveling nationally to create fundraising opportunities for community organizations.