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Proof of Love

Narrated by: Brenda Pressley
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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An Audible Original from Audible Theater, Proof of Love is an Emerging Playwrights Commission, written for and available exclusively on Audible.  

Constance thought she had a happy life and a loving husband. Suddenly, a tragic accident splinters her upper-class black family - and forces Constance to face uncomfortable truths about her marriage and herself. Proof of Love is the explosive, funny, and moving new one-woman play by Chisa Hutchinson, member of the first class of talent supported by the Audible Playwrights Fund.

Written by Chisa Hutchinson

Performed by Brenda Pressley

Directed by Jade King Carroll

Sound Design by Justin Ellington

©2019 AO Media (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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  • Debra M. Miller
  • 05-07-19

Unexpected

I don't quite know what I was expecting when I selected this Original, but I was astounded at the quality of the story and the emotion it invoked. I look forward to reading more from this author!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-19

Surprisingly amazing

I had, uh, no expectations for this, but damn. Smooth, expressive voice, interesting story it was the whole package. Only problem; too short.

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  • Gretchen SLP
  • 07-07-19

🎭 First-Rate One Woman Play🎭

I love these Audible Original dramas, and the fact that many of them are now being offered for free. This one isn’t as startlingly original or stellar as Evil Eye, but many listeners will find it a lot more realistic than that play, and more enjoyable (not to mention more hopeful) than Girls and Boys. It’s original for sure, very contemporary, and also very bold in its explorations of themes of marital infidelity and racial issues. Even my husband, not always a fan of drama, got pulled in and couldn’t wait to hear what happened next. Grade: A

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  • R
  • 05-07-19

Heart wretching

Never thought I would read/listen to such a thing/ genre -- especially as a male. Glad I did. This is a great story of life, love, and family; imperfection, mistakes, and tragedy. Any of us could easily find ourselves in this situation.

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  • Camille
  • 05-07-19

Great work

This audible original play written by Chisa Hutchison is powerfully crafted. It’s a great artistic piece.

Now, on to the story. The first half of this made me laugh so hard and snap my fingers in “wooo, yesss” resonance. I loved that first half. The wife was aware, snazzy, strong, and full of esteem.

The second half falls into the typical Black woman model of self-recrimination, blanket forgiveness, self doubt, and acceptance. I did not enjoy seeing the wife take responsibility for her husband and his issues and her daughter and her issues. Can we stop being miles?! Can Black authors stop romanticising poverty, the ghetto, poor speech, and philandering Black men? There isn’t growth in doing so. The self-flagellation is a complete turn off.

The wife’s mistake was trying to raise someone up. I wish she’d realised that. She married someone who wasn’t a fit. What transpired was just the manifestation of such.

I have much more to say, but I’ll still accord that stars for the artistry that is this audible and for the first, hilarious half of this one-woman play.

Also, the narrator, Brenda Pressely, is amazing!

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  • Regina
  • 05-07-19

WoW what a cliffhanger!!

I want more and not an encore but a full on book! I absolutely loved it. Suspenseful and wickedly twisted. It definitely has me playing out so many endings...WoW what an excellent piece.

Makes me look at my marriage...husband differently ❤️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-07-19

now I want a prequel AND sequel!!!

loved it, surprised I loved it. and FREE?!? give it a listen, it's so well written and performed!

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  • Unphased One
  • 22-07-19

Best Voice Actor Ever

Truly the best, and I've listened to many and returned a few, like "White Trash - The 400 Year Untold History. RUINED the book. But this woman is amazingly talented and while I thought the story was pretty good, she made it alive. Standing and clapping.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-07-19

I thoroughly enjoyed

(This book) Brought tears to my eyes. I faced a similar situation with my wife last year and found the dilemma of choosing, end of life or long term care, almost impossible to make.

The author uses black vernacular speech to villainize the other woman with whom her husband was having an affair. But as she reads a letter (DM) from that woman the voice changes as she recognizes her as human with worth and flaws.

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  • Sherri
  • 21-07-19

I WANT MORE!!!

This short story held me captive for it’s entirety. I loved the story and the performance was outstanding!

I was so disappointed when this book was done that I immediately searched for another title by the author and when I could not find one, I downloaded a couple of books by the same reader.

We need more of this author’s voice EXPEDITIOUSLY!!!!

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