Men Always Leave - Archived

Written and Directed by Local Playwright Naima Yetunde Ince

Cary Players is pleased to present Men Always Leave, an original play by local playwright Naima Yetunde Ince. Men Always Leave tells the story of family, betrayal, love, and ultimately, self-discovery. Inspired by one of Naima’s original spoken-word pieces that shares the same title, the play explores a woman’s journey to face the pains of her past to move beyond a life on hold and secure a positive future for her and her son, while discovering she is not the only one grappling with a haunting history.

Both Saturday performances will include a talk-back session after each performance in which the audience can remain in their seats and take part in an interactive discussion with the cast and crew.

Do men really always leave? Come see for yourself.

Location and Dates

Feb 1-3 at The Cary Theater  122 E. Chatham Street Cary, NC 27511.

Please Note: This presentation is at the Cary Theater,  not at the Cary Arts Center.

The Cary Theater is located a short distance northward on Academy Street from the front doors of the Cary Arts Center. After reaching  Chatham Street, turn right and the Cary Theater marquee will be visible on the right halfway down the block.

The Cast

Tyanna West


Chanda Branch


Celeste Hinnant


J.Mardrice Henderson


Jireh Ijeoma


Gerard Williams


Naima Yetunde Ince


Production Staff/Crew

Director: Naima Yetunde Ince
Assistant Director, Stage Manager: Alike Vail
Producer: Dan Martschenko
Costume Designer: Rachel McKay
Set Designer: Ed Killian
Prop Designer: Cynthia Mandese
Lighting Designer:  Ryann Norris
Light Board Operator: Barbara Corbin
Sound Designer: TBD
Photographer: Quentin J. Hammonds
Photographer:  Cammel Hurse
Makeup Artist: Adra Campbell
Makeup Artist: Maria Bryant