A Father's Son: The Original Stage Play 
Garden of Eden Productions 


Saturday, June 23, 2018

3:00-5:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM


$20 General Admission

$15 Seniors/Ages 17 & under

The story of a young man’s struggle to understand his mother's poor choices in men while trying to come to grips with a father who never wanted him.


Written, Directed, and Produced by Bethel Bates



Darrell Shanks as Mr. Leroy the neighbor

Ivy Rose as Kim Patterson, Knox’s Mother Tyrone Mason as Blazer, Kim's live-in boyfriend

Brandi Hook as Angel, Knox's Friend Richmond Hamilton as Craig, Knox's Friend Tareem Polk as Will, Knox's Friend

Domonic Grand as Senior, Knox's Absentee Father  

N. Marie Marshall as Julie, Senior's Wife Carolyn Keys Grace as Nora Grant, Rec monitor

Kim Smith as Ruby Williams, Rec monitor/ Julie’s Mother  

Vincent Brown as Mark, Rec monitor

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For more information contact: 

Bethel Bates at gardenofedenprodo@gmail.com

(215) 760-8176 



Bethel Bates is the founder of The Garden Of Eden Productions (GOEP), a nonprofit community theater, media arts and film production company. Works include  but are not limited to:


“My Tormentor” *(t)2006

“Hot Buttered Biscuits, The Memoirs of Seven *(n) 2009 “InSignifianctly Unique*(n) 2012

“The Color of Aids” *(f)2010

“Cross Roads”*(t)2013 “Scorned”*(t)2014


“Darkest B4 Dawn”*(t)2015

“A Man Ain’t Supposed to Cry” *(t)2015

“The Judgment”*(t)2016

“The Aftermath” *(t)(f)2016  

"Aftermath Saga" *(t) 2017  

"Aftermath Revelation" (t) 2017  

"Something Out Of Nothing" (t) 2018

* t - Theater     *f - Film