New $25,000 Set in Production for “In Love with Tyrone” Tour

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New $25,000 Set in Production for “In Love with Tyrone” Tour
Gospel stage play scenery 40 feet wide by 14 feet tall with state-of-the-art lighting

Cincinnati, OH — August 26, 2011 — Urban theatre playwright Ericka Nicole Malone is putting the finishing touches on a $25,000 set for her play “In Love with Tyrone” in time for its Cincinnati debut and subsequent national tour this fall. Upgrades to the set that is 40 feet wide and 14 feet tall include additions such as state-of-the-art lighting, a kitchen backsplash and an illuminated cross in the newly expanded church scene. The set also includes a kitchen and a living room. “In Love with Tyrone” is Malone’s tenth gospel stage play that conveys the story of a successful lawyer’s rediscovery of her faith following the heartache of her husband’s affair.

“When people watch a play, their understanding of the work extends beyond the words and movements of the actors,” Malone said. “A beautifully designed set creates context, establishes mood and adds to the meaning of the piece.”
“In Love with Tyrone” will debut at the Aronoff Center for the Arts on Oct. 14 and 15 before heading to Dayton, Columbus, Akron, Cleveland, Toledo and Chicago. Tickets for the Cincinnati performance are available at
“What I love about gospel theatre is that it is often a reflection of that which we experience in our everyday lives,” Malone said. “An all-too-familiar plotline of the right woman falling in love with the wrong man becomes even more identifiable as it is played out at church, at the salon and even in the kitchen.”
For more information about Ericka Nicole Malone and “In Love with Tyrone”, visit


About Ericka Nicole Malone

You’ve seen Tyler Perry’s hilarious work and David Talbert’s gripping plays, but the buzz of an emergence of a female voice is beginning to be heard around the country. Ericka Nicole Malone has written, directed and produced more than 9 stage plays including “I Feel Like Praising Him” and “You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down.” Her latest project and tenth stage play, “In Love With Tyrone”, is making a seven city tour in fall of 2011. For additional information, visit


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