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"SHELTER"

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October 29, 2008

Charles David Brooks, III presents his new play SHELTER to be staged at the Benedict College Ponder Fine Arts/Humanities Center Theatre, November 19, 20, and 21, at 7:00 pm, and November 22nd, at 3:00 pm. 

SHELTER is a place where men and women come into from the storms of life.  They have come to the end of the roads in their lives.  There is no where else to go and no one else to turn to.  Men and women are faced with tough decisions over problems, not knowing there is a solution.  They feel life has dealt them a wrong hand - being hurt, abused, and let down by family, friends, and society.  They find it hard to talk about their issues, thinking they are unique and that no one will understand what they have gone through. 

SHELTER offers to those who are lost hope, comfort, and a sense of belonging.  It is a place where lives can be transformed with a newness of mind, soul, and spirit.  There is a solution for those who have given up.  It is when souls have reached rock-bottom that those men and women experience an awakening that transcends their broken lives into a direction where they find support among themselves.  It is at this point in their lives that spirituality comes.

SHELTER is directed by Charles David Brooks, III.  He directed The Dreamy Kid; Our lives Our Voices Our Music; Five on the Black Hand Side; Affairs of Our Ancestors; Day of Absence; HELP; Dreamgirls; The Wiz; and,  A Lesson Before Dying.  Brooks has received numerous awards for his work.

You are asked to encourage all who are concerned with criminal domestic violence, domestic abuse, isolation, drug and alcohol abuse, emotional abuse, denial, rationalization and justification to experience the stage production of SHELTER.  Donations are accepted at the door.  Brooks suggests a donation of $1.00 and a can good or $2.00 at the door.  Can goods will go to feed the shelter less.

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