'A Fool and His Money' Cashes in on DVD23 May, 2012 By: Ashley Ratcliff
Prolific playwright David E. Talbert’s latest stage play, A Fool and His Money, soon will see its home entertainment release.
One Village Entertainment, Image Entertainment’s urban division, releases the play on DVD and as a digital download June 5, at $14.98. A Fool and His Money also will premiere on BET June 3.
The play centers on a down-on-their-luck family that wins a radio contest for a million dollars. Soon thereafter, it becomes evident that everybody wants a piece of the family’s newfound fortune, including an ill-intentioned, long-lost uncle, portrayed by comedian Eddie Griffin.
The contemporary musical morality play also stars Michael Beach (True Romance, Soul Food), Cindy Herron-Braggs (R&B group En Vogue, Batman Forever), Chyna Layne (Precious, Cadillac Records), Mishson Ratliff (The Heartbreak Kid) and Ann Nesby (Precious, The Fighting Temptations).
One of Talbert’s other plays, What My Husband Doesn’t Know, starring Michelle Williams and Brian White, was enticing, heartening and funny throughout. Though I haven’t had the chance to see his latest, I’m sure A Fool will be well worth the watch.