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After suffering through an abusive childhood, Tyler Perry, an idealistic 22-year-old who found salvation in writing and his faith in Christianity, moved from New Orleans to Atlanta in the early '90s. Financed by his life savings of $12,000, Perry put on his first stage performance, I Know I’ve Been Changed, which attracted a mere thirty theatre-goers. Persisting over the following decade, he developed a more deliberate style and patronage, and he is now the owner and operator of an empire, Tyler Perry Productions. In 2011 Forbes Magazine named Perry the highest paid man in entertainment; he actively tries to share his wealth though charity work and community engagement.
Prominent actor, director, producer, film- and screenwriter, and all-around entrepreneur, the celebrated Tyler Perry reenters the follow-spot by starring in his latest theatre production, Madea Gets a Job. Poised to be another smash hit, this is the eighth stage recurrence of the comedic title character Mabel Simmons—known as Madea—who is performed by Perry himself. Madea celebrated Christmas, she did time in jail, graced both class and family reunions…and now the scrappy, comedic lead character is going back to work. Faced with hard times financially, Madea segues out of retirement to a job in a retirement home—and her employer will never be the same! Currently touring the U.S., more shows are scheduled to be added, ensuring an uproarious performance in a theatre near you. Grounded by reflective themes and spiced with Perry’s signature improvisational humor, start to finish, you’ll be on the edge of your seat; with Madea Gets a Job tickets you can enjoy the whole show, through the highly praised musical finale!