jomarie-payton_web.jpgMIAMI — The stage play No Shells, featuring a special guest appearance by Family Matters actress JoMarie Payton, is coming to the Joseph Caleb Auditorium on Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the theater box office and

It is the opening of a 20-city tour for No Shells, written and directed by Jackie Boatwright, who encourages women to find their inner strength for building and leaving legacies.

Boatwright is a child advocate from Atlanta, GA. who has written several books, notably Juan’s Story, which depicts the tragedy of her then 14-month-old son who was found head-first and motionless in an unattended bucket of mop water at his childcare center. It further chronicles her fight to change daycare laws around the country.

No Shells allows her writing skills and directing experience to shine, as she covers topics that are sure to make women think — The Cougar; Stella has her groove back; Miss Educated and Lonely; Miss Rules around the Rules; Miss Too Saved; Miss Married Yet Single; and Miss Light-skinned and Long Hair.


Photo: JOMARIE PAYTON:  Was the popular Hariette Winslow in television’s Family Matters.