Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) and Christal Wheeler Productions are partnering to produce two showings of “Under Construction,” an original body of work inspired by Philippians 1:6. The theatrical production is set for Saturday, November 4, with the performances starting at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., at the Jack Howard Theatre in Monroe. Both shows are free.
The production is part of NEDHSA’s Faith-Based initiative, which provides in-depth training in four key areas: Awareness, Readiness, Development, and Sustainability. NEDHSA’s Faith-Based initiative works collectively and one-on-one with faith leaders and congregations to help develop and expand ministerial capacity to help NEDHSA mitigate various forms of addiction and mental illness regionally.
Director Christal Wheeler said the “Under Construction” script focuses on “our individual construction and the factors that build us into the people we become over time.”
“We will explore the roadblocks, detours, and distractions that come in the form of addictions that many may encounter on this road called life,” Wheeler said. “I believe that our audience, whether they have experienced addiction in some form or not, will gain a better understanding of how all distractions can hinder our progress but won’t stop our journey unless we allow it.”