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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 Lacy, and Sisters by Sylvia Gail Kinard. Billed as an evening of one acts, the DL THEATRE production opened on New Year’s Day, January 1, 1988, and ran for eight performances at the Sargent Theatre of the American Theatre of Actors, located at 314 West 54th Street, New York, NY.

The Church Fight is the 1925 award winning satirical comedy in which a pastor is accused of unrighteous living by his congregation. Sisters is the 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 female actors: 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 who went on to star in the Broadway production of Sarafina and subsequently the NBC series, A Different World, as “Kim.” In November 1988, The Church Fight was taped at the cable television studio in Starrett City, NY and Ida J. Scott took over the role originally played by Brown. It was televised on the Playhouse 6 series.