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The musical stage play, ‘Daughter of the King,’ delighted hearts during its debut on Mother’s Day weekend. The musical, which was first written and produced as a song by playwright, S. Kristi Douglas, was held at Central Piedmont Community College’s Pease Auditorium.  Dancers Elijah Ali, Symere Andrews and Dakota Douglas provided the visual inspiration as they took to the stage to perform a host of moving dances.

Vanessa Figgers, who played the role of sister “Gossa-pene Nortial,” a play on the words – gossiping know- it-all, gave the audience lots of laughs as she depicted hilarious moments in church.  But it was the personal journey of three sisters that aroused the emotions of the audience. Cassandra O’Neil, who played the role of Ophelia King had to wrestle with a secret that bound her for years. Jessica Macks, who played the role of Deanna King, battled with disappointment and self-esteem issues as she realized her relationship with Filipe Reyes, played by Moses Bonilla, had interfered with her relationship with God. But it was big sister Renee King, played by Diatricia Willis, who helped to guide her loving sisters through their emotional turmoil.

S. Kristi Douglas played the role of the Princess – a kind spirit assigned to help the sisters face their past and begin their journey toward redemption. Throughout the play, the audience laughed, clapped and sang. The play was directed by Vicki L. Evans, founder of Soaring High Productions.

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