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“Housewives” husband to hit the stage

Photo from BET.com

Photo from BET.com

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?

Information: www.rialtocenter.org or call 404-413-9TIX .

6 comments Add your comment

Tina Eastern

April 20th, 2010
12:12 pm

Big Ups go out to Ed and Lisa. He seems to be a good guy. And I love Lisa. Know her from Cali.

micha lynnn davis

April 20th, 2010
8:10 pm

a must see show i encourage everyone to come out to see this play.

Say what?

April 21st, 2010
2:36 pm

Sounds interesting. But one noght – only? I like Ed’s character on the “Real Housewives” show – so i might check it out.

Art Blank

April 21st, 2010
4:18 pm

How about Ed playing the role of a guy that fooled the world in to thinking he could play football and getting a large contract before everyone realized he wasn’t good!

charmaine18

April 21st, 2010
5:48 pm

Excellent concept. This should run for a minimum of one month due to the widespread need. People have been so gullible to Preachers selling something that is not theirs to sell.
ALso due to the show Housewives of Atlanta being relatively well known will help promote this through word of mouth. He is clean cut which will make this more believable.
Too close to Mother’s Day to do as well as it could.

amanda gary

April 26th, 2010
3:05 pm

If you don’t come out to see this play, you’ll wish you had! Won’t say I told you so!