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D’Atra Hicks who has performed in several Tyler Perry plays including Madea’s Family Reunion, and What’s Done in the Dark is headlining “The Teachers’ Lounge.”

By popular demand, Ursula V. Battle’s The Teachers’ Lounge returns Aug. 30 and 31, for a special “Back To School” engagement. Headlining the performance will be actress/singer D’Atra Hicks who has performed in several Tyler Perry plays including Madea’s Family Reunion, and What’s Done in the Dark.

The Teachers’ Lounge returns to the stage of the Randallstown Community Center located at 3505 Resource Drive in Randallstown, MD. The return of the production follows a weekend run this past spring at the Randallstown Community Center and a two-weekend fall run at the Downtown Cultural Art Center.

The performances drew rave reviews from audiences. Many traveled from Delaware, Philadelphia, South Carolina, and other areas to attend the popular production.

The Teachers’ Lounge was written and is being produced by playwright, and former Baltimore AFRO reporter, Ursula V. Battle. The play is being directed by Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch of Unified Voices of Johns Hopkins.

The play is being directed by Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch of Unified Voices of Johns Hopkins, and is written by journalist Ursula V. Battle.

A drama with comedic elements, The Teachers’ Lounge focuses on the lives of six teachers at the imaginary New Peaceful Pines Elementary/Middle School. The school’s teachers find refuge in The Teachers’ Lounge, that one special place of temporary escape where they gather during their long-awaited lunch break to feast on juicy gossip, riveting secrets, insatiable desires, and even secret romance.

Hicks will portray “Miss Brooks,” the school’s cleaning lady. The talented actress and singer began singing at the age of four. In 1989, she signed with Capital Records and released her self-titled debut album.

In addition to Hicks, The Teachers’ Lounge features a powerful cadre of some of Baltimore’s most talented performers, including Dravon James of HBO’s The Wire.

Teachers Lounge Performance

General Admission tickets purchased before Aug. 16 are $20 and $25 after Aug. 16.

Performance dates and times are 2 and 6 p.m., Aug. 30 and 3 p.m., Aug. 31. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available for sale at the door.  For additional information or to purchase tickets, call (443) 531-4787 or visit www.battlestageplays.com