The movie which premiered back in 2001 with Mark A. Brown being the writer and director of the film, has now turned to a stageplay. With Je’Caryous Johnson being the man behind the production of the stageplay, especially with the help of Vivica A. Fox reprising her role as the lead character reprising her role as relationship guru Shanté Smith; the play was a smashing success at the sold out Fox Theatre at its Atlanta stop.
With Mr. Johnson assembling the rest of the cast with talented heavy hitters in film, music & television. Gary Dourdan (Different World, CSI), Columbus Short (This Christmas, Stomp The Yard), Porsha Williams (Atlanta Housewives), Carl Payne (Martin, Cosby Show), RonReaco Lee (Survivors Remorse, Sister Sister), Cocoa Brown (Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse), Towanda Braxton (Braxton Family Values) & R&B sensation Vivian Green (“Emotional Roller Coaster”, “I Don’t Know”).
With Je’Caryous staying true to the storyline millions fans fell in love when the movie first premiered 16 years; the story is based on Shanté Smith who is able to navigate the not so calm waters of relationships. Her friends look up to her for advice on their relationships. Until her’s becomes an example when Keith Fenton (Columbus Short) is caught red handed stepping out with Conny (Porsha Williams) who is not only her co-worker but also her arch nemesis. Shanté then play tricks on Keith to get him to act right and settle down. Keith with the help of his best friend Tony (Carl Payne) fight back with tricks of their own to show that “Two Can Play That Game”!
The stage play adaption didn’t disappoint at all. It basically portrayed the everyday inner workings of many relationships and how the battle of the sexes can either make or break any relationship. It’s definitely a must see with two remaining stops of the tour in DC & Houston, I urge fans in those cities to see it. They won’t regret it!