Tickets Available Now!!

LOGO9.jpg

*New Live Performance!

Friday September 16, 2022

@ Lincoln Theater - Columbus, Ohio

Show Starts at 7:00 PM

Doors Open at 6:15 PM

2022-08-22 (2).png
 

ABOUT

“The Family Matters” is an urban musical stage play about the importance of family, faith and unconditional love. The diverse and eclectic Reynolds family has to find a way to stay a family in spite of the issues that many families deal with in today's culture. Performed by some of the most talented performers and musicians in Ohio, we explore these 21st century family issues using great music/vocals, soul stirring moments and plenty of laughs to give our audience an experience that they will enjoy during and well after the show! - Effie D. James Jr.- Director

 

CHARACTER BIOS!!

CHARACTER BIO - JAMES.png
Patricia Bio for website.png
CHARACTER BIO- TEANA.png
Lexa Bio for website.png
Eric bio for website.png
Brian character bio for website.png
2022-08-22 (1).png
2022-08-22 (3).png
Screenshot (14).png
Screenshot (15).png

MEET THE CAST!!

TFM BIO JAMES .jpg
TFM BIO Najee .jpg
TFM BIO BRITTANY.jpg
TFM BIO LISA .jpg
TFM BIO JAY .jpg
TFM BIO TEANA .jpg
TFM BIO Chantel .jpg
TFM BIO Jody 2.jpg
TFM BIO CARL.jpg
TFM BIO Mark cobb .jpg
TFM BIO TYMIR .jpg
TFM BIO Jacinta .jpg
TFM BIO TERESA .jpg
TFM BIO AARON .jpg
TFM BIO kEN.jpg

MEET THE MUSICAL TEAM

TFM BIO SIDNEY JR 2 MD2.jpg
TFM BIO SIDNEY .jpg
TFM BIO Chastity .jpg
TFM BIO charity .jpg
TFM BIO kIMI .jpg
TFM BIO PHIL.jpg

MEET THE STAGE MANAGERS

TFM BIO naynay.jpg
TFM BIO STEPH .jpg
 

Meet the Writer/ Director

Effie was born on Camp Lejeune Marine Base in Jacksonville, North Carolina but was raised in Mansfield Ohio.  His mantra in life is to not allow the world to put him into a professional or creative box & to follow the voice of God in all that he does.. He enjoys all elements of the Arts and has a passion for music and creative writing.  He has previously written and produced various projects.  In 2016 his written and directorial debut was made with the stage play “Lord Can You Hear Me?”, performed at Latter Rain Church and again at Mansfield Sr.  High School.  In 2017 he was producer of the “Easter Celebration Program” at Maddox Memorial Church, which featured theatrical skits, spoken word & a live Choir. In 2019 Effie directed “Christmas Celebration at Latter Rain” featuring a collection of artist, singers, musicians and actors from the Mansfield Community.  
His most recent project was a full-feature documentary entitled “TY for Tygers a Story of Life, Community & Basketball”, which highlights the history of the Mansfield community, the historic 1985 Mansfield Sr. High School boys basketball team and how their unprecedented tournament run galvanized all of North Central Ohio.  
Professionally, Mr. James wears many hats, he currently works as Site Director for GEAR UP Mansfield, where he assists students and parents prepare for college and career pathways. Effie is also a business owner as the founder of James 1 Inc. Which provides professional development trainings and workshops for schools and businesses.  He is a licensed substance abuse counselor & is the lead sound and media technician at his home church, Latter Rain COGIC where he has proudly been a member since 2007.  Effie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Tiffin University. 
At his core Effie is a family man, he has been happily married to the love of his life, Teresa for 14 years.  They collectively have 6 children; Steve, Justin, Ceayra, Terrence, N’seya & Brooklynn and 9 wonderful grandchildren. 

“I am extremely humbled and blessed that God has blessed me with the opportunity to work with such amazing talent from this area….PLEASE ENJOY THE SHOW!!  -E.James

ABOUT THE WRITER/DIRECTOR

OH Report Interview

Live On-Set

Audience POV

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram