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TJ Hemphill’s hit play, ‘Perilous Times,’ returns to Detroit

TJ Hemphill and Clifton Powell promoting Perilous Times stage play at the Fox 2 TV studios (Photo credit:

Detroit native TJ Hemphill’s legendary stage play Perilous Times is coming back to his hometown for one weekend only. The show will run Easter weekend, March 24-26, at the Detroit Opera House. This year’s cast is amazing, especially the leading men and they boast of Clifton Powell, most widely known for his performances in the movie Ray and Ice Cube’s Friday franchise movies, actor Terrell Carter (Think Like a Man Too), Isaac Carree (gospel recording artist) and Tim Bowman Jr. (gospel recording artist). The beautiful leading lady, Teisha Lott Brown of the music group Brownstone, will also be starring in the play as well.

The play is about a young man who finds himself on the wrong side of the tracks of life, who travels back into time after being knocked unconscious then re-emerges a new man and turns his life around. Detroiters travel from far and wide to attend Hemphill’s plays. This year, in light of the Flint water crisis, Hemphill arranged for a sponsor to bus Flint residents to Detroit, just to see the play. He said this was done in an effort to uplift members of the Flint community. The buses and tickets were both donated for all Flint residents.

Some of Hemphill’s most popular films include Love Won’t Let Me Wait starring Vivica A. Fox and Lamman Rucker and Lord, All Men Can’t Be Dogs, starring Vivica A. Fox and Christian Keys.

Tickets are still on sale for the play at the Detroit Opera House Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. For group sales and information, please call 313-590-2936.

The play schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 24, 8 p.m.

Friday, March 25, 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 26, 3 p.m.

For more information or questions, please call 313-590-2936.