gmc to Present Television World Premiere of the Gospel Stage Play on June 25

By gmc
Posted: Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:38

ATLANTA, GA. June 21, 2011 — What happens when three sisters find out they stand to inherit a multimillion-dollar fortune, and in the process discover a half-sister their estranged father never told them about? In the powerful and inspirational musical stage production “She's Not Our Sister” three  women experience a roller-coaster ride of emotions as they confront their father’s death, long-buried family secrets and the startling revelation of an interracial affair that almost tore their parents' marriage apart.  “She's Not Our Sister” produced exclusively for gmc, America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment, makes its world television premiere on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 7 p.m. ET with a encore broadcasts at 9 p.m. and 12 midnight.

“She's Not Our Sister” combines laugh-out-loud comedy, heartwarming family drama and a musical soundtrack that has brought audiences all over America to their feet. After their estranged father's death, Vivian, Cynthia and Deniece Walker's lives become even more complicated when they learn that their father's last will and testament contains a startling condition: in order to claim their sizable inheritance they must live for six months with their newly discovered half-sister Allison, a mysterious woman who is not only gorgeous and successful but also the same age as Vivian.  As they come to know Allison, they learn about a part of their father's life that they missed out on when he disappeared after their mother's death. But can these four women get along long enough to claim their inheritance? Or will these revelations tear their family apart for good?

Written by Johnnie C. Johnson Jr., and directed by Snoop Robinson, it stars Kellita Smith (“The Bernie Mac Show”), Drew Sidora (“The Game”), Azur De (Somebody Help Me 2), Tony Grant (Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?), Christian Keyes (Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail and Diary of a Mad Black Woman), Clifton Powell (Ray) and Jazsmin Lewis (“Meet the Browns”).

“‘She's Not Our Sister’ is exactly the kind of gripping, funny and emotionally resonant drama we're proud to bring to our viewers,” said Leslie Chesloff, executive vice president of programming at GMC. “It has complex themes of love, family, betrayal and redemption and we are thrilled to be able to present it to a broad audience through our network.” The GMC broadcast of “She's Not Our Sister” is produced by Swirl Films in Wilmington, NC. Swirl Films’ Eric Tomosunas has produced and taped numerous stage plays and feature-length films for television and DVD including Love for Sale, A Mother’s Prayer, Love Me or Leave Me, The Ideal Husband, and There’s a Stranger in My House.

“She’s Not Our Sister” is the third in a series of Gospel stage plays produced exclusively for broadcast on GMC, the only network producing the popular medium and bringing it to a broader audience.  The first two, John Ruffin’s “Love Me or Leave Me,” and “The Ideal Husband” premiered on the network in November 2010 and February 2011 respectively.

About gmc
gmc (www.watchgmctv.com), is America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment. Recently, The Parents Television Council™ awarded its Entertainment Seal of Approval™ to gmc for being “an authentic family-friendly cable network.” gmc is the only television network to receive the highly coveted honor in 2010.

gmc can be seen in nearly 48 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224.