Tyler Perry‘s latest production could be called “Tyler Perry needs a break.”
The multi-platform entertainer has decided to pull the plug on his latest traveling play, “Madea’s Big Happy Family.” In a message on his blog he said “right now I’m not capable of giving you the show you want and deserve. I hope one day soon I will be able to make it up to you.”
In brighter news, he’ll be on Oprah this Wednesday. Sounds like that visit will be worth DVRing. Perry said on his blog it will be “the most in depth and revelatory interview I have ever done.”
His latest film, the adaptation of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” comes out in November. For the film, the title has been shortened to simply “For Colored Girls.”
Buzz took in the traveling “Madea” play last year in Macon. It was boilerplate Tyler Perry, where the family confronts a loss, along with lesser challenges involving relationships, job situations and just getting kids to act right, with Madea wisecracking, dispensing wisdom and coming out of character more than once.
“Sit the hell down!” Madea-Perry shouted at the very opening of the play, scolding late comers.
At the end of the play the characters indulged in a medley of old R&B hits.
“With me dealing with so much personal grief after the loss of my mother, it could not have come at a better time,” Perry said on his blog. “You all helped me through it and feeling the love and support of the people who started it all was just what I needed. I felt it and I still do. I am so sorry, but I am starting to realize that I am human and I have to know when to slow down.”