Tyler Perry presents Madea's Farewell Play Tour
Actor, playwright, filmmaker, and comedian Tyler Perry will present the final tour for his beloved and iconic character, Madea. Perry’s Madea franchise has resonated with its diverse audience with films exploring poverty, race, love, and more. Marking Perry’s 21st stage play as the Atlanta grandma, the show stars the original cast, including Tamela Mann, David Mann, and Cassi Davis.
With the end of the Madea franchise era, and in proper Perry fashion, he wanted to give Madea fans a proper send off. The character, Mabel Earlene “Madea” Simmons, played by Perry himself, first appeared as a 68-year-old in the 1999 stage play, I Can Do Bad All by Myself, followed by the play and film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman.