Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts: A House is Not a Home

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( Fri., Aug. 19, 2022 - Sun., Aug. 28, 2022 )

Matthews Playhouse for the Performing Arts, 100 East McDowell St., Matthews, NC 28105


This original play written by local playwright Kenyatt M. Godbolt is the 2022 winner of the annual Playwright's Festival, a collaboration between The Matthews Playhouse and the African American Playwrights Group (AAPG). Set in New York City in the 1990s, A House is Not a Home explores the dynamics between father and son, hip-hop culture and the consequences of divorce. As a corrections officer for the City of New York, David is struggling to accept his role in the destruction of his family and marriage. Things take a turn for the worse when David invites a female friend to live with him and his twenty-year-old son.

Content advisory: This show contains adult language, mature themes and situations, sexual/intimate and drug references, and scenes of gun violence. 


Tickets ​​on sale beginning July 4, 2022.

Talkback after the Sunday, Aug. 21st performance facilitated by Toni Tupponce of A Sign of the Times 


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BIPOC Playwrights' Festival


  • Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM
  • Friday, August 26, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM