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The premiere theatre production of DARRYL LACY (DL) PRODUCTIONS was two one-act plays, The Church Fight by Ruth Gaines Shelton, which was adapted by Darryl L. Lacy, and Sisters by Sylvia Gail Kinard. Billed as an evening of one acts, the DL THEATER production opened on New Year’s Day, January 1, 1988 at the Sargent Theatre of the American Theatre of Actors in Manhattan, New York.

The Church Fight is a 1925 award winning satirical comedy in which a pastor is accused of unrighteous living by his congregation. Sisters is a drama of a poignant reunion of old friends at a bridal shower and the different turns their lives have taken over the years.

Both plays were directed by Lacy and featured the same cast of five women actors in versatile roles: Michelle “Miki” Biggins, Charnele Brown, Lena Synette Callier, Rachel L. Ferguson, and Melissa Murray. Albert Michael Goudy portrayed the pastor in The Church Fight.

Biggins also starred in the company productions of Nikki G: A Portrait of Nikki Giovanni in Her Own Words; and Home; and has served as the production assistant for DL PRODUCTIONS. Ferguson also starred in the company productions of To Be Young, Gifted and Black, in 1992; and Day of Absence; and has served as the company’s production stage manager.

During the run, Melanee Murray joined the ensemble cast replacing Brown. In November 1988, The Church Fight was taped at a television studio in Starrett City, New York, and Ida J. Scott took over the role originally played by Brown. It was televised on the Playhouse 6 series.