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Banks Entertainment debuts “Drunk” the stage play

Posted by Admin On August - 23 - 2011

“Drunk” is the true story of Celebrity-Mom Priscilla Gibson’s struggle with alcoholism, addition, and abuse for 27 years


Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (BlackNews.com) — Alcoholism, addiction and abuse are significant terms to describe the life and unfortunate times seen by celebrity-Mom Priscilla Gibson. Based on the best-selling book, DRUNK for 27 years by Author Cynthia Banks, Banks Entertainment brings this compelling true story to life with the stage play. “DRUNK” the Stage Play is a gripping, true story, chronicling the life & violent times of Priscilla Gibson’s battle with alcoholism, abuse and recovery.

Debuting in the DFW area, the first two productions are on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Uptown Theater located at 120 E. Main St., Grand Prairie, TX. On Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 3:30 p.m., the productions will be at the Scott Theater, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth, TX 76107. Gibson will make a special appearance to all shows in September to share her message of victory and triumph.

“DRUNK” takes a shocking look directly into the face of an alcoholic mom, Priscilla Gibson, and the darkness she faced through 27 years of alcohol addiction, heartache, rape, abuse, and recovery. Witness her testimony through her faith in God and how she confronts and endures real life situations, love from her supportive children and consequences based on her poor choices. This play is intended for mature audiences only.

“We are excited to bring my book to life on the stage and display a true testament of healing. You will feel a flood of emotions as you hope for Priscilla to survive and witness her choice to live,” says author/creator Cynthia Banks.

Accompanied by a live band with original music written by playwright Michael S. Johnson, this production is a must-see and will send you on an emotional rollercoaster from the opening act to the closing curtain. This play will make you laugh, cry, relate and sympathize.

Director ShaVonne Banks-Davis says, “This play is a testimony to anyone affected by alcoholism or addiction. With an awesome cast and dedicated production team, it delivers the message that through counseling, family support and faith you can make the choice to live and not die.”

Advance tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at Banks Entertainment, 3610 W. Pioneer Pkwy., Ste. 211, Arlington, TX 76013 or by calling 817-460-2265. Box office information for the Uptown Theater shows is also available online at www.uptowntheatergp.com. A portion of all tickets sales will be donated to 619 Productions Arts Program, a 501 (c)(3) charitable creative arts organization located in Fort Worth, TX. For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase an ad in play program, please contact ShaVonne at 817.460.2265 or shavonnebanksent@gmail.com.

For media inquiries, contact Premier Concepts at 310.605.5472 or visit www.drunkthestageplay.com for play details and future tour dates.
About Priscilla Gibson
Priscilla Gibson is the mother of four, one of which is a well-known entertainer. She has endured years of abuse and suffered through 27 years of alcoholism. Gibson is now sober, a born-again Christian and resides in Southern California.

About Banks Entertainment
Banks Entertainment, a Dallas/Fort Worth based company, offers CD Duplication, Printing, Publishing, and Talent Booking. The Event Management division has assisted with events targeting HIV awareness, bullying and now alcoholism and addiction with “DRUNK” the stage play.

About Author Cynthia Banks
Author and Creative Director for the stage play “DRUNK”, Cynthia Banks has resided in Ft. Worth, TX since 1988 and is the author of, Prayers of the Innocent and Drunk for 27 Years which are available on www.amazon.com and her website www.authorcynthiabanks.com. Her latest book, M.A.C. Daddy will be released Fall 2011.

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