Bent Not Broken Inspired Theater Group Increases HIV & AIDS Awareness in the Original Stage Play, “You Passed Me By”

Inland Empire original stage play educates and entertains audiences about HIV prevention.

Riverside, CA, November 18, 2009 --( In honor of World Aids Day 2009, The Bent Not Broken Inspired Community Players and Friends presents an original stage play titled, “You Passed Me By,” a production that focuses on educating the community about AIDS and HIV prevention.

The production is scheduled for December 4, 2009 at 8:00 pm at the Sturges Center for the Fine Arts, located at 780 North ‘E’ Street in San Bernardino. Pre-sale tickets are $10, and $15 at the door.

Written and directed by Nosente Uhuti, “You Passed Me By,” is a gospel comedy that examines the Black Church’s response to HIV/AIDS in the African American community. Uhuti is a community activist and has been committed to promoting awareness and prevention of HIV and AIDS in the Inland Empire.

Uhuti has also been a strong advocate for people living with the disease, and has created a platform to bring their experiences to life through writing and producing plays. Her ultimate goal is to encourage local church congregations to include HIV and AIDS education in their health programs, and to generate more support from the community for people living with the virus.

Audiences will be thoroughly entertained by the diverse cast of local talented singers and dancers who deliver a powerful mixture of hope, laughter and soul-stirring performances.

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About Bent Not Broken Inspired

Bent Not Broken Inspired Community Players (BNB) was established in 2007 to tell life’s stories on stage and promote the theater experience in the African American community. BNB supports local groups and organizations by donating proceeds from performances to help promote the prevention and healthy living message.

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Florence Edwards