kellita-smith-picture-1You may remember her as Bernie Mac’s wife on the Bernie Mac show but add movie roles in King’s Ransom, Three Can Play That Game, and NAACP Award winner to that list and you Ms. Kellita Smith.   In One Woman, Two Lives, Kellita plays Samantha Cooke, a complex and conflicted woman torn between two worlds fighting to sustain and protect her family from a past that threatens to undermine her almost perfect present. Married to Jonathan, a successful mega preacher, portrayed by an equally talented Thomas Bell (“Cupids Arrow”, “The Message”), Samantha has been voted First Lady of the Year. However, the accolade causes the mother of three to doubt herself and her worthiness. In spite of receiving encouragement from her family and neighbors, Michael portrayed by Sammie Wayne and Belinda, portrayed by Karen Malina White (“Cosbys,” “A Different World” and “Malcolm and Eddie”), Samantha can’t seem to shake the uneasiness that has begun to envelop her. As the play takes on surprising and startling twists and turns, her doubts and worries unfortunately become warranted.

Performances of “One Woman, Two Lives,” on Friday’s and Saturday’s are at 8pm. Sunday performances are at 3pm; from July 17 through August 23, 2009 at the Imagined Life Theatre, (formerly 2100 Sq Ft) located at 5615 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019. General admission tickets are $25.00. For reservations, group sales and more information regarding “One Woman, Two Lives” produced by Diverse Arts Collective, please call 626-858-1907 and or go to Tickets can be purchased online at and or by calling 866-468-3399. Tickets can also be purchased at the door (cash only please).