Thursday, June 7, 2012

OUT 1141--CHRYS YVETTE PRODUCTIONS presents THE DATING GAME stageplay @Regional Arts Commission June 2&3

Photos by Art Smith, Deevine Soundz, Joi  and Ma'atology 

The poster of the principal cast of The Dating Game

YOURS TRULY, Ma'at Atkins, (in front of  red flat) conducting a tech rehearsal prior to Saturday's first show.

The Sound Crew: (from left) DJ Soundz, Malik Alim, Chuck Thomas, YOURS TRULY and on film, John Scates Jr.

People in line waiting to enter.

The crowd awaits which included STL TV personality Cassandra Walker (FAR LEFT front row) who co-hosted and comedian Arvin Mitchell (next to Walker).

The cast in the finale scene which included Yvette (far right) playing the title role of Rita Mosely.

The curtain call

Some of the cast
backstage: (FROM LEFT) Andy Kay, Tanya Harvey, Sharmee Kemp and Elizabeth Renee

Some of the cast and crew backstage: (FROM LEFT): Pamela Christian, Marilyn Lilly, Prop Master Harriette Scates and Felicia Ezell

Some pics from the receptions

"Dating Game" playwri
ght/actress Chrys Yvette (right) and Paula Talley of Royal Ministries. Parts of the proceeds were given to the ministry.

Cast members singer Sineta Roker and fitness trainer/KPLR TV personality Robin Cason.

On night one, Sineta Roker, Yvette and Walker.

Yvette and gospel artist Pam Green

Yvette and cast member John Scates.


Comedian Frank Lyles and guest

On Saturday nite there was a VIP party on the rooftop of The RAC


There's Mitchell, Johahna Bell, Yvette and YOURS TRULY

Yvette flanked with cast members Josh Wyatt and Renee

YOURS TRULY and Yvette sharing some laughs while saying some final words to the cast and crew after Sundays shows wrapped.


NOTE: YOURS TRULY was the assistant director and stage manager of The Dating Game. Chrys Yvette, who wrote the play about couples seeking help with their relationships with an off-centered life coach, hired me to assist her with the play after the cast was set in September and rehearsals began in October at the South County Library. Our monthly to weekly  rehearsals also had taken place at Thrive (on Lindell) and the roomy basement of Yvette's home.

There were two shows last Saturday and Sunday with all sold out and according to the playwright her phone has been ringing off the hook for an encore performance!

Shout outs to the cast and crew for a job well done. We utilized our talents, time and tenacity to make The Dating Game a winning success!

1 comment:

  1. BRAVO MA'AT! You, the cast, and crew get a standing ovation from me! Drama full and stress free is how we roll! See you at the top! -Chrys Yvette