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
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.
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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!