Lia Chang finds love in Waitin' 2 End Hell

Posted by Lia Chang

I have a limited engagement through August 8 in William A. Parker's Waitin' 2 End Hell at the 47th St. Playhouse in New York.

Like all New York actors, I live for the theater. Of course I enjoy playing Nurse Lia on television on the daytime soap opera As The World Turns and have created assorted characters on celluloid in Wolf , Big Trouble in Little China , King of New York , New Jack City and A Kiss Before Dying .

My most substantive roles, however, have been in the theater and I'm having a blast on stage in William Parker's off-Broadway sensation Waitin' 2 End Hell . The fine tuned ensemble cast features O.L. Duke, Eric McLendon, Trish McCall, Marcus Naylor, Kim Sullivan and Thyais Walsh. Directed by New Federal Theatre's Woodie King Jr., my limited run is six performances only through August 8th, at the 47th St. Playhouse , 304 W. 47th St. in New York City.

In Waitin' 2 End Hell , playwright William Parker examines deteriorating black middle class family relationships. The play follows the struggles of Dante and Diane, who have been married for twelve years. The celebration of their twelfth wedding anniversary surrounded by friends who have totally different interpretations of what the word love means, marks the beginning of the end. Diane's rise in status as an advertising executive has her taking charge as the head of the household, usurping her parole officer husband Dante, as he attempts to sustain his role as husband and father of their two young children. Divorce looms on the horizon when Diane's quest for love outside the marriage results in dire consequences.

Aug. 4-Aug. 8, 2004
47th St. Playhouse
304 W. 47th St. (btwn 8th & 9th Ave)
New York City
THURS, FRI, SAT at 8pm
SAT & SUN at 3pm
Tickets are $30.00
Call Telecharge (212) 239-6200.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Produced by the National Black Touring Circuit and Parker's Place , the play features sets by Roger Predmore, costumes by Stephanie Rafferty and lighting by Antoinette Tynes. Woodie King Jr. founded the National Black Touring Circuit in 1976. The NBTC presents and tours to colleges, regional theatre and festivals in the United States and abroad. The recipient of the Actor's Equity Foundation's Paul Robeson Award, Woodie has won a total of three AUDLECO Awards as well as an OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. Playwright William Parker heads the Oak Park Center Theatre which is sponsored by the City of Sacramento's Parks and Recreation Division. www.parkersplays.com