T.J. Hemphill's Perilous Times


Kings Theatre
  • Fri. April 14, 2017 : 8:00PM
  • Sat. April 15, 2017 : 2:30PM
  • Sat. April 15, 2017 : 8:00PM
  • Sun. April 16, 2017 : 2:30PM
  • Sun. April 16, 2017 : 8:00PM

Perilous Times” is a story of extraordinary greed, lies, seduction and power that leads a young man from the streets of New York on a journey that changes his life forever.  Stellar cast members for this stage play are Gospel’s Grammy Nominated Artiste Fred Hammond, Vickie Winans and Tim Bowman Jr.; renowned actors Clifton Powell and Christian Keyes; and The Wire’s / Love & Hip Hop NY star, Snoop.  


The architect behind the creation of a phenomenon in Gospel music, Urban Praise & Worship—a genre of gospel music that did not exist prior. As a solo artist, founder of the pioneering urban group, Commissioned, and his work with Radical for Christ combined, Fred has sold over 8 million albums and these endeavors have made him a mainstay on Billboard’s Gospel Chart top 10.


An actor and comedian Clifton Powell was born in Washington, D. C, US. He is best known for his role of Pinky in the 2000 comedy, “Next Friday” and its sequel “Friday after Next”. His performance was seen in the Indie thriller “Chain Letter”, “Menace II Society” (1993). In 2009 in the “l’m Just Another Day” he played the role of Bowman. For his outstanding performance he was awarded with several NAACP, American Black Film Festival Awards for the Best Performance by an actor category. Powell appeared on small screens in early 90’s. His standout roles was seen in Bill Duke’s “Deep Cover”, in “The Heat of Night” and his memorable role was seen as supporting roles for the Hughes Brother in Menace II Society and Dead Presidents.


Felicia Pearson is an Actress, Author, and Rapper. She is best known for playing a character of the same name, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, on “The Wire”.  She wrote a memoir titled, “Grace after Midnight” detailing her troubled childhood and time spent in prison for second degree murder. Pearson met Michael K. Williams, who played Omar Little on “The Wire”, in a Baltimore club. He invited her to come to the set one day and after subsequent auditions, she was offered a role in the series.  For her performance in “The Wire”, Stephen King called her "perhaps the most terrifying female villain to ever appear in a television series.  Her acting resume has grown to include appearances in CBS’s Police procedural drama, “Blue Bloods.  


Winans is Billboard-charting gospel icon. She is also the President of her own record label, Destiny Joy Records. A producer, director, songwriter, actress and comedienne.


His voice was cultivated with the support of his father, renowned jazz guitarist, Tim Bowman and aunt, famed gospel singer, Vickie Winans. Tim is gaining traction as one of the premiere artists in the Gospel/Christian industry.


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