Dorien Wilson, Lou Beatty, Jr., and Gregory Niebel, head up cast of encore performance

Dorien Wilson

Dorien Wilson

Los Angeles  – The Things that Make Men Cry (TTTMMC), a stage play based on the acclaimed book by the same name, returns to the Barnsdall Gallery Theater.

The story follows two very different barbers, Joe and Mel, whose neighborhood barber shop is the “safe place for guy talk.”

Back by popular demand, the play explores how men of diverse backgrounds and ages deal with (or not) emotions of abandonment, marital issues, health, and manhood.

Dr. Gloria Morrow – writer and producer of the play says, “Men all over the world are hurting and may even be crying silent tears because they are secretly suffering from mental, physical, spiritual, and health issues for a variety of complex issues.

The play, through drama, comedy and song, is designed for men and women who want to gain a better understanding of men and their emotional pain, as well as to embrace ways to help men to become healthier.”

The cast performances will leave audiences inspired, transformed, and motivated to have further discussions with the men they know and love. TTTMMC is directed by Dino Shorte’ (Steel Magnolias and Wanda Sykes Show) and stars Lou Beatty, Jr. (Betty White’s Off Their Rockers), Gregory Niebel (The Viral Man), Dorien Wilson (The Parkers), Jimmy Walker Jr. (Black Dynamite), and Rhonda Morman (Sunday Mourning), and more. Music Director: Steven Wayne.

The show opens February 7, 2014 at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90027. TTTMMC runs for two weekends: February 7-9, and 14-16, 2014 at 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; and 4 p.m. on Sundays. Parking is free.

For more information, please call 909.985.3773. To purchase tickets go to For details about Dr. Morrow, visit

Sneak Preview of TTMMC: