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Playwright bringing gospel comedy to Benson

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BENSON — A Clayton woman has chosen Benson to give a premiere performance of her third play in a series that she has written, directed and produced.

Evangelist Jacqueline Woods, who grew up in the Johnston County and Harnett County area, is the founder and chairwoman of Cista Lueeeze’s Brunch House Theatre. The theater group will perform the gospel comedy stage play “My Beauty-Tician’s Chair” at 2 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday at the W.J. Barefoot Auditorium, 303 E. Church St., Benson.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased online at

Woods’ new play is about a woman named Priscilla who relocates to the area looking for a fresh start. Because of the connection she has with a hairdresser named Tykita, she reveals to her a dark and embarrassing secret. Woods said members of the audience will witness how God’s love is demonstrated in the healing and deliverance found through his mercy and grace.

“This play is comical, yet it sends a very powerful message,” Woods said.

Woods said the play is suitable for all ages.

“It is a very clean, family-oriented comedy,” she said.

Because the shows are being recorded, Woods said organizers are asking that children attending must be older than age 3.

“It’s a must-see,” Woods said. “Although it’s humorous, it shows God’s love, his grace and his mercy.”

For more information, call 919-391-8087.