San Francisco, California
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Utrena J Productions Presents: A Fight Within
SPONSORED BY: Men in the Kingdom p>The soul stirring Gospel stageplay, "A Fight Within" is coming to Metro-Atlanta. It's transformative message is suited for all ages. Get ready to laugh, get to cry, get ready to win the fight from within...
A FIGHT WITHIN
Some say Hip Hop is dead but the youth of Lodebar, a city infested with crime, drugs, gang violence, promiscuity, and poverty disagrees. HighRise, Lyrical, Blessing, Glam, and Dougie are in the battle of their lives. Their weapons of choice are their abilities to sing, rap, and dance. Overlooked by society; failed by bad parents their odds flat lined at birth but with a faint heart beat and will to live outside the restraints of mediocrity these young people dream is to journey from Lodebar to greatness. Their path is through the local Youth Center for the gifted in trouble, ran by no nonsense Mr. Jim. While proud of his track record to have reared 100 at risk youth to college Mr. Jim may have encountered his first casualty in Won Washington. Won is the self-proclaimed King of the Urban Underground and he’s declared war on Mr. Jim and everyone else who choose to get in his way. With the future of “his youth” in a balance – will Mr. Jim be able to rally an army to protect them or soon learn our children are dying in the streets and no one seems to care?
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Utrena J. is a hero to men, women, and children empowerment. Her trademark style of writing stage plays filled with humor, candor, and spiritual wit Communicates transformative Truths to Worldwide social ills that plague ALL communities. Utrena Johnson’s auspicious journey from being a single mother, college dropout, and mildly depressed, to a place of promise and prosperity is the making of a good story ~ her story… A native of Union, SC, Johnson understands firsthand how limited opportunities could dwarf one’s view of limitless possibilities. Refusing to allow geographic or mundane thinking to define her present or shape her future, Johnson set course on a journey to rise above her circumstances and become a daughter of promise. As a method to rebuke the negative comments of a local police officer, Johnson wrote her first play, "Lord Lift us Up" in 1998, and it was then she came to understand the power of telling a story that could mold the destiny of those experiencing it. After a brief hiatus to complete college and rear her children through their primary years, Johnson returned to her passion of writing and has been a trail blazer in her own right ever since. Twenty-three stage plays later, a television series entitled, "Changes" that’s been seen by well over 48,000 viewers collectively on three networks, and two budding movie scripts in the works Utrena Johnson is the game changer in writing stories that inspires, educates, and empowers...