Elise Neal and Leon bring love and laughter to the stage in "Shackin' Up"


Shackin' Up explores the life of Attorney Chasity Moore (Elise Neal) who seems to have it all but is still missing what her parents want for her to have most of all...a husband. After feeling the pressure to tie the knot with her long time wealthy beau Jemarcus, her solution to take marriage for a six month test spin ultimately backfires.

Although a decision that Chasity's Mother finds hard to fathom, things start off well until the air-conditioner unit breaks in their condominium. Tempers begin to flare leaving their relationship in question. When handy-man Devon Warren (Leon) comes to fix the air-condition he finds a beautiful woman in a suffocating relationship and is more than willing to give her mouth to mouth resuscitation.

Attempting to fight her feelings in order to work on her relationship, she finds it hard to do so after witnessing Devon open his heart to her Vietnam veteran uncle and his schizophrenic fri/files/storyimages/who would normally be shunned as outcasts by her beau. When Jemarcus stumbles upon Chasity and Devon in the heat of the moment, things will really get shaken up!

Shackin' Up is produced by I'm Ready Productions, Inc. ("I'm Ready"), the Houston-based minority owned theater and music production company was founded by producers Je'Caryous Johnson and Gary Guidry and was recently honored by The NAACP with the 2007 Trailblazer award for their vision and the impact they have made in the urban entertainment industry. With six blockbuster plays, and a host of critically acclaimed productions to their credit.

Elise Neal recently starred in the UPN series "All of Us" and her co-star Leon is widely remembered for his outstanding role as David Ruffin in "The Temptations" movie as well as his performance as James Thomas 'JT' Matthews in "The Five Heartbeats."

The production takes the stage this Sunday, September 30 @ 3pm and 7:30pm at the Palace Theatre on 4th.

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