Educating Through Entertainment
PHEN Launches "Daddy's Boys" Stage Play For Prostate Cancer
Education and Awareness
PHEN has expanded its educational outreach efforts with “Daddy’s Boys,” a Broadway-style stage play that tells the story of a widowed father and his sons whose relationships are fractured, coming together when faced with prostate cancer. This highly entertaining play imparts real-life messages and information which raises prostate cancer awareness. It is the latest health-oriented presentation by playwright Garrett Davis, who uses humor and music-laden dramas to bring awareness to minority health issues.
PHEN works with its national network of church partners to host and promote the play within their communities. With the support of its sponsors the performances are free of charge to the public. Tickets are made available through the host church and online.
Daddy’s Boys was successfully launched on March 9th in Philadelphia, PA, in partnership with Enon Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. The next performance was hosted on May 12th in Glendale, MD in the 3,000 seat santuary at Reid Temple AME church before an audience of 1,000+. On June 9th The Saint Paul's Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia hosted a Daddy's Boys performance, again with an audience of 1,000+. Informational workshops, resource materials and prostate cancer screening were a part of each of these events prior to the performance.
“The Daddy’s Boys entertainment format has a strong appeal to men and women and it enables us to reach thousands more people and help save more lives,” says Thomas Farrington, Founder and President of the PHEN and a 17-year prostate cancer survivor. “Prostate cancer is a family disease which is a focus of this play.”
Churches and other organizations interested in hosting “Daddy’s Boys” should email PHEN at firstname.lastname@example.org