Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail - The Play

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 2 hr 13 min
  • 5.0  (1,754)

As one of the most beloved characters in contemporary American entertainment, Tyler Perry's tough-talking, no-nonsense matriarch Madea has won the hearts of audiences the world over. And in the 2006 stage production Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail, the vivacious and confident Madea (played by Perry himself) once again takes center stage, as she embarks on a raucous and uproarious journey that sees her both behind bars and in the courtroom.

As the play opens, we find Madea going about her daily life in typical fashion - gossiping with friends, dispensing advice, and never shying away from a fight. But trouble soon comes knocking at her door, in the form of an old acquaintance named Candy (played by Cheryl Pepsii Riley). Candy, who has recently fallen on hard times and is struggling with addiction, seeks out Madea's help in turning her life around. But despite Madea's best efforts, Candy continues to make poor choices, and soon finds herself arrested and facing a lengthy jail sentence.

In a twist of fate, Madea herself is also arrested during a traffic stop gone awry, and the two women find themselves sharing a cell in the county jail. While Candy quickly succumbs to despair and desperation, Madea remains her steadfast and lovable self, inspiring her fellow inmates to come together and find hope in even the darkest of places. And when Candy is eventually released from jail and finds herself once again struggling to stay on the straight and narrow, Madea is there to offer guidance and support - even if it means going toe-to-toe with the law herself.

Throughout the play, Perry's trademark humor and wit are in full force, as he delivers punchline after punchline with impeccable timing and delivery. Meanwhile, the rest of the cast does an excellent job in supporting Perry and bringing their own unique characters to life, from the over-the-top Ms. Bam (played by Cassi Davis) to the bumbling Officer Miller (played by LaVan Davis). And while the play is undoubtedly funny, it also touches on some serious and timely issues, including addiction, poverty, and the criminal justice system, giving it a depth and resonance that is often missing from more light-hearted fare.

Visually, Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail is a feast for the eyes, with stunning sets and costumes that transport the audience into the world of the play. And the production values are top-notch, with slick lighting and sound design that add an extra layer of polish to the already-impressive production.

Overall, Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail is a must-see for fans of the iconic Madea character, as well as anyone looking for a good laugh and some heartwarming moments. With its sharp writing, strong performances, and touching story, it is a play that will leave audiences laughing, cheering, and maybe even shedding a tear or two.

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail - The Play is a 2006 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 13 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    5.0  (1,754)