*“I forgot how much I love theatre,” Award winning playwright David E. Talbert said about living life on the road with new stage play “What My Husband Doesn’t Know.” “I took off a few years and worked in film and television. I started received all these emails wanting another play.”
Well David has given them that plus more with this production, because this play combines his 20 years as a playwright with his experience in Hollywood. His Hollywood credits include directing on the comedy film First Sunday, “SNL: Alumnus” and “30 Rock,” and producing (and writing) NBC’s “Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable.” “What My Husband Doesn’t Know” has an outstanding cast which stars Grammy Award winning singer Michelle Williams (“Chicago”), Morris Chestnut “V”), Brian White (“Stomp the Yard”) and Ann Nesby (“I Know I Been Changed”).
It’s a provocative tale of love, lust, lies, betrayal and temptation amidst a groundbreaking use of theatrical with filmmaking influences such as voice over and flashbacks.
“I have wanted to do kind of a mixture of mystery, comedy and drama wrapped in one for years,” Talbert explained about the play. “I said this is the one I’m going to do this with.”
When asked if he saw a difference in this play’s success and the success of his past plays David confused there was a difference.
“There’s a big difference,” he said. “Yes, because of the mixture (of theatrical and film) and I’m older, more experiences that you can put into your work. “…Nick of Tyme” I wrote in 2000, waited …years (to produce it). I wrote this stage play as a grown man.”
Talbert’s “…Nick of Tyme” garnered him a New York Literary Award for “Best Playwright” and for “Fabric of a Man” (2005) he won an NAACP Image Award. Aside from a filmmaker David added author to his resume with his Essence Best Selling novel “Baggage Claim” and “Love Don’t Live Here No More,” which he co-wrote with Snoop Dogg.
With 12 critically acclaimed plays under his belt you can almost guarantee more than your money’s worth going to see “What My Husband Doesn’t Know.” I know I will be there when it arrives in Los Angeles.
For more information on the “What My Husband Doesn’t Know” or playwright David E. Talbert log onto www.DavidETalbert.com.
Comedian Joe Clair hosts TV One’s ‘Comedy All-Stars,’ with classic moments of Robin Harris, Martin Lawrence, Mark Curry and Damon Wayans
*For four weeks TV One presents “Comedy All-Stars” hosted by comedian Joe Clair (“BET’s Rap City,” “Def Comedy Jams,” “Comic View”). The 30 minute program airs on Fridays at 9 p.m. starting March 11, 2011 and ending April 1st (with repeats). Joe will provide his perspective each week on the classic moments of these legendary comedians.
“Watch these specials and learn,” Joe Clair said about the TV One series “Comedy All-Stars.” “Learn what it really is …to work and have a real craft. Those guys grew up with having tons of comedy shows at their finger tips.”
Joining Joe to talk about “those guys” is Tommy Davidson, Eddie Griffin and George Wallace.
“When they approached me I jump at the chance,” Clair said about his new hosting “gig.” “We talk about comedy and explain it. We say what was going on at that stage-of-comedy.”
Joe recently hosted “The Best of…Stand Up” on TV One’s Black History Month special “Way Black When.” TV One is currently serving 52.1 million households.