Cast members from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” have been savvy about parlaying their notoriety into business opportunities. Kandi Burruss is also a boutique owner, after all, and Kim Zolciak has that “Tardy” song.
But who says the guys can’t get in on the action? Not Ed Hartwell.
We’re told the former NFL player and husband of Lisa Wu Hartwell plans a stage debut next month. He will star in the live performance of “False Profits! God Don’t Like Ugly Saturday,” billed as both play and “old school concert.” The show is at 6:30 p.m. May 8 at the Rialto Theater downtown.
A press release helpfully pointed out that the word “prophets” is rendered “profits,” the homonym serving to note the “controversial topic of pastors who use their church for their own personal monetary gain.”
Ed Hartwell said in a statement about the show, “I am excited about this performance and it is about time someone spoke out about this very serious issue in the church.”
Playwrights Kevin and Shante Ragin said in a joint statement, “This show is not a church service, it is an in-your face-funny tell-all to make people cognizant of some of the wolves in sheep’s clothing that use the pulpit as their ATM.”
The performance is set to star Kebo Cyrus, brother of Billy Ray and uncle of Miley, and Samanthia Cassidy, author of “Dancing in the Wilderness,” and promoters promise a sizzling red carpet scene. Wonder if Bravo will be there filming?
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