FLORENCE, S.C. — Author, playwright and screenwriter Dee Dee M. Scott will explore the importance of “forgiveness and letting go” and its impact on families when she tours her latest stage play, “You Reap What You Sow.”
Scott, a Florence native, will present productions of the stage play in Sumter, Camden and Columbia as well as Lexington, N.C.
Beginning in May, two shows will be held at the Patriot Hall in Sumter.
The next show will be June 15 at the Lexington Center in Lexington.
Specific dates for the Sumter show as well as those for Camden and Columbia are still pending.
“You Reap What You Sow” is about a couple who appear to have a perfect union. The wife made a vow to God that she promised to keep when she married her husband.
Ten years later, she believes all is well in their marriage until she discovers a secret about her husband that threatens their seemingly ideal life.
The production has toured the Town Theater in Columbia, Francis Marion University, the Columbia Museum of Art and other venues.
Scott won the Golden Pen Playwright Award in 2012 for her first stage play, “My Husband’s Women,” which was based on her novel of the same name.
Scott has authored four other books: “Virgin,” “Sent from Heaven,” “Sent from Heaven 2” and “Lake House.”
“Lake House” is being adapted into what will be Scott’s first film. It is scheduled to be released in select theaters late this year.
Scott said she draws her inspirations as an author and playwright from God.
“He gave me a gift and the talent,” Scott said. “That is the only way I can explain it. The stories that I write are so complex that sometimes, I am in awe. The people, their personalities and their stories come to me, and I have to get it out.”
Scott also wants to venture into television production and writing.
“I refused to be placed in a box,” Scott said. “I also learned a long time ago to see myself, not according to man’s standards, but the way God saw me. Because of that, I know that with him, I can do all things and that the purpose that he created me for will be completed.”