26-year old Edward Fernandez sets out to make history; From the Ferst to the Fox!
Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) â€“ Writer, director, producer, and actor, Edward Fernandezs stage play What God Joined Together is slated for a run at the historic Fox Theatre on April 25th at 8pm. After a successful run at the Ferst Center For The Arts during Valentines weekend, the New Orleans native is showing no signs of slowing down and every indication of following in the footsteps of his admitted role model, Tyler Perry.
Being the youngest African American male to ever book the Foxs main stage, (which seats almost 5,000 people) what the advantageous 26-year old Edward Fernandez does here can definitely catapult him to the place that has taken others many years to get to.
“For years, I struggled with promoting and providing a platform for what others perceived as million dollar talent on what I knew was a welfare budget… and to now have a show at the Fox Theatre, after failing many, many-many times, is no small thing and I’m beyond grateful,” he emotionally admits.
Adorned with a stellar line-up of show-stopping theater, film, and recording artist including Christian Keyes (Note to Self & HBO Zane’s Sex Chronicles) Shirley Murdock (actress & platinum R&B singer of the hit song “As We Lay”) DAtra Hicks (Madea’s Family Reunion & Laugh to Keep From Crying), Christopher Williams (New Jack City, A Good Man is Hard to Find & hit song “I’m Dreamin'”), Tammy Rivera (from VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta), Quan Howell (Madea’s Family Reunion & BET’s Sunday Best), YouTube sensation Phillip Hudson and R&B recording artist Dondria Nicole – who all take to the stage to bring this contemporary play to life.
“How can it be the best of times and the worst of times at the same time?” is the oxymoron Edward addresses in this “titillating tale” (what one theatre goer called the show) about marriage. Skillfully, he enjoins 21st century concepts, contemporary solutions and faith-based values to tackle the challenges in having both success and a successful marriage in todays society.
With an 8-piece live band providing the catchy tunes to 5 original songs by Edward that had show goers at the Ferst requesting the soundtrack, and theater’s newest fictional character Daddy G’ (played by Edward Fernandez himself); What God Joined Together seems to come pretty close to matching the formula of a great show and history in the making!
For tickets and more information, please visit www.foxtheatre.org or call the box office at (855) 285-8499.
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