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I Need A Man

Michael Matthews presents the Gospel Stage Play I Need A Man at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, FL. “I Need A Man”, but not any man will do. . . Momma Lily is allowing her four daughters to live with her as long as they live their lives in a way she approves. She detests anything to do with the church and the Christian faith. She is convinced that all of her daughters need men and that they won’t be able to find them in the church. Momma Lily is into partying, and her enablers are her drug dealers. The only person Momma Lily can’t boss around is her father. He doesn’t allow her to get away with speaking to him the way she speaks to others.

I Need A Man features: Emmy Award Winner and NAACP Image Award Winner Jackee Harry from the T.V. series Sister, Sister & 227, R&B recording artist and Soul Train Music Award Winner Ginuwine, American Idol’s Ruben Studdard, Gospel Award Winning songstress Lisa Paige-Brooks, The “Smooth Operator” himself Big Daddy Kane, Beverly Todd Peoples Choice Award Winner and NAACP Award Nominee, Drew Sidora from BET T.V. series The Game, R&B recording artist Alyson Williams, Christopher “Play” Martin from the movie House Party, and Comedian Pierre.

Playwright Michael Matthews, known as the “God-Father” of gospel stage plays, has been a major influence in the lives of many entertainers, producers, and playwrights. He created the model that is used by producers of successful urban and gospel stage plays today. 1n 1984 Michael Matthews wrote the hit gospel musical Wicked Ways. This was the beginning of a series of successful gospel musicals extending over 10 years including: Momma Don’t, Come out of the Rain, I Need a Man, Who Can You Trust, Sneaky, Fake Friends and Momma I’m Sorry.

I Need A Man is scheduled Friday, March 23, 8:00pm, Saturday, March 24 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm at the James L.Knight Center. The James L. Knight Center is located 400 SE 2nd Avenue. Tickets may be purchased at the James L. Knight Center Box Office 305- 416-7879, and outlets. Ticket prices range from $39.50 – $45.50, please include applicable service charge. For additional information and group sales call JEBA Enterprises at 305-835-0321 or or log on to to purchase tickets.