Saturday, May 21, 2016

Congratulations To Playwright, Nejla K. Hubbard, Whose Play IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS, Makes Its World Premiere In The Strawberry Theatre Festival, Directed By Van Dirk Fisher

Nejla K. Hubbard (Playwright &Teri Willis) has always loved The Arts.  She discovered her love for acting and singing, as a young girl.  Later, as a teen, she and her friends would put on Saturday afternoon shows, for their parents.  In school, she participated in the annual plays.  She was always an avid reader and writer.  As a young woman, Nejla received a full scholarship to study voice with Professor Andrew Frierson of Gramercy Park, NY.  Subsequently, she continued her vocal studies under the tutelage of Robert Demetrius Griffin, CEO/Artistic Director of the School of One Voice, Queens Campus.  In 1998, Nejla began attending St. Albans Baptist Church in Queens, NY.  Under the spiritual guidance and teaching of her Pastor, Rev. Dr. Curtis T. Harding, Jr., she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 2001.

As a contralto in the choir, choir president for eight years, and lead actor in many performances by the SABC Performing Arts Ministry, Nejla has endeavored to hone her craft.  As part of the Performing Arts Ministry she has played many roles including: Mercy Potts (Lead) in “Secrets and Secrets Too, Lizzie (Lead) in Gonna Be A Brighter Day, Guest Vocalist in The Way It Was, Harriet Tubman (Lead) in The Story of Harriet Tubman, Emma (Supporting) in It’s Time To Take A Stand at Black Spectrum Theatre.

In 2003, while sitting in the Easter morning service, the Lord gave her seven plays, while she was in the spirit.  One of those plays, entitled Into His Marvelous Light was produced and directed in 2005 by Ms. Hubbard.  She began writing the next play in 2011.  It was completed in 2015 and is entitled In Mysterious Ways.  Shortly thereafter, God, in his infinite wisdom, answered her humble prayer and brought the great Van Dirk Fisher into her life.  From the start, Mr. Fisher has believed in this project. He is in agreement with the playwright about their responsibility to deliver this message of forgiveness, family and faith, to the world.

Under Mr. Fisher’s directorial expertise, In Mysterious Ways is in production and will make its debut July 16, 2016 at the Theatre at St. Clement’s.  There will be 10 performances through July 31, 2016.

She prays that all are changed by the experience.  The scripture that governs her spirit is Psalm 118:23, which says, “This is the Lord’s doing.  It is marvelous in our eyes!”

To God be the Glory for the great things He has done!

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This full-length play explores the subjects of Christian spirituality, forgiveness and faith. One Christmas Eve, a turn of events changes the course of two families' lives and catapults them in a direction they could never have imagined.  When all hope is gone, how do they find the way?  

Performance Schedule for IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS

Saturday, July 16th at 8pm Opening Night*, Reception at 7pm
Wednesday, July 20th at 2pm
Saturday, July 23rd at 4pm and 8pm
Wednesday, July 27th at 2pm and 8pm
Friday, July 29th at 8pm
Saturday, July 30th at 1pm and 5pm
Sunday, July 31st at 3pm

Tickets are $60

Tickets are $50 for Wednesday Matinee 7/20 & 7/27 at 2pm