Author/Playwright Shywanee Manson Debuts New Stage Play, “My Brotha, I Apologize” on August 25, 2012

Harvey, IL - You are all invited to enjoy great entertainment with author/playwright Shywanee L. Manson. Showtime: 7:00 P.M. at The Thornton Township Auditorium, 15001 S. Broadway, Harvey, Illinois – Advanced Tickets: $25.00 (

Online PR News – 12-August-2012 – Chicago, IL – So come out and hear the hilarious comedy of Comedian Damon Williams and the soulful sounds of Terron Brooks (who plays Eddie Kendricks on the hit movie, The Temptations), Edgar Gemini Porter (from the R&B Group, Men at Large), Karla Howard, Juanita Nave and Chuck True as this stage play is attributed to the 70’s/80’s/90’s old school artists such as H-Town, Blackstreet, Whitney Houston, Mikki Howard, Temptations, Dru Hill, Johnny Gill, and more.

Just one question for the ladies before I continue on… Do you really believe that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach?

In “My Brotha’ I Apologize”, handsome businessman, Bobby Jenkins (Messiah Equiano – A History Lesson) and his beautiful wife, Joyce (Khadijah Freeman – The Bachelor Pad) once had a marriage full of fire, high energy and lots of love. However, when Joyce suffers a miscarriage, she finds it extremely hard to cope with her loss and now the fire has died down. Two years later, the fire is still out! Joyce isn’t the woman she once was and Bobby’s cries for love and attention gets ignored. What must Bobby do to save his marriage?

Shantell Johnson (Karla Howard) didn’t realize that hanging out with her best friend Rita (Xavia Fox – Xavia Speaks) every weekend would eventually cause the breakup with boyfriend Marcus (Terron Brooks - The Temptations movie). Now saddened and single, she visits the local bar with her friend and meets Bobby Jenkins, a man who appears to be in need of the same thing of which she longs for – LOVE AND ATTENTION. Will Bobby abandon his family to finally get the attention he feels he deserves?

Betty Jo Taylor (Juanita Nave) is in love with the idea of being in love, but the one she thinks she loves doesn’t love her back. Cascious Long (Simeon Henderson - Cat On A Hot Tin Roof), the neighborhood player was once hurt by the love of his life and has no shame in taking it out on the very insecure and not so attractive, Betty Jo. Will he forgive his ex-wife and give Betty what she desires in a relationship or will the player play so much that he gets played himself?

Bar regulars Larry (Edgar Gemini Porter - R&B Group Men at Large), Damon (Comedian Damon Williams), Reggie (Kamal Angelo Bolden - Immediate Family), Rico (Chuck True) and Ricki (Manar Taher) all witness these crumbling relationships and doesn’t hesitate to offer their listening ears and hilarious opinions.

My Brotha’ I Apologize is a comedy that will definitely give you the answer to the question asked earlier: NO, FOOD IS NOT THE ONLY WAY TO A MAN’S HEART! MEN NEED LOVE TOO!

Opening performances by Eric Bryant and Terron Brooks. Hosted by Dwayne Hirsch and sponsored by Premium Energy V.I.P.

Prior the production at 5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the theater, there will be a reception where Shywanee L. Manson will be releasing and signing her new novel, No Apology For You, My Love. Price: $10.00. Food and beverages will be sold by Homemade by Hughes (

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Shywanee L. Manson, please refer to contact information noted above.