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Our story opens very early on a Monday morning, at the home of Grandma Hattie Mae. Hattie has allowed her daughter and son in law to move into her home with their son Wallie. The morning silence is broken by the ring of the telephone. Hattie is afraid to answer. The bank has given her three days to pay up the mortgage, or the struggling family will be evicted. Tensions are rising for Frank who feels responsible as the man of the house. Frank has been out of work for months, causing the family to be supported by the sole income of Rose who works as a maid for a wealthy real estate giant, Louis Willis.

After months of avoiding phone calls from the bank, Frank finally gets a break when Louis hires him to be a handyman at the Willis estate. Rose is elated that her prayers have finally been answered. Frank is cautiously optimistic, but excitedly prepares for his new job as a handyman. That morning at the Willis home, Floyd, played by Palmer Williams Jr., is hilariously negative about Rose allowing Frank to work for the wealthy couple. Floyd is convinced that Louis’ much younger wife, Diane, will snatch Frank right from under Rose’s nose.

It soon becomes painfully clear that Floyd’s madness was not craziness at all. Diane goes after Frank the moment she sees him. Rose is completely unaware of the depths to which her boss Diane will stoop when trying to satisfy her insatiable appetite for strapping young men. While Rose and Frank consume themselves with saving the home that Hattie has lived in for over thirty years, Wallie has been deeply affected by the fears of being homeless. Only Hattie is aware that Wallie has been running the streets at night. It is not until Wallie is arrested for shoplifting that Rose discovers that her honor roll son has decided to walk a different path.

Frank and Wallie finally face off when Frank overhears his son lashing out about how Frank is a sorry husband and father. Wallie has learned on the streets that all men have a side hustle, and are always able to support their families. It is a bitter pill to swallow when Frank realizes that his son has lost respect for him, and blames him for the family’s impending doom.

It is under these circumstances that the struggling family will have to pray for a miracle when their worlds begin to spiral out of control. Hattie, an old woman who has survived a mountain of challenges, finds herself more afraid than she has ever been. Rose, the strong and virtuous matriarch of her family, stands firmly on her faith when she tells Hattie that she has to meet God for the first time. At the end of her rope, Hattie lifts her arms in a miraculous and desperate show of faith and power. It will take both of the women to battle the principalities coming against their family unit.

Meanwhile Frank is put in a treacherous situation when Diane maligns Rose with lies and deceit, while offering to write a check to Frank in exchange for sexual favors. Frank is tested like never before when he is presented by an opportunity to save his family by betraying the sacred relationship he has with his wife.

Frank’s impeccable character lifts him out of the situation in time to discover that Wallie has become a money making drug dealer. When Frank finally discovers the stacks of cash and drugs, he is ready to give everything he has to fight for his son’s life. Wallie has been so brainwashed by the streets that it will take the strength and love of a tough father to win the heart of his son back to the principles he was raised with.

It almost appears that Diane may have been successful in breaking up a happy home when Louis finally sees his young wife for what she is. Troubled by the truth, Louis must make the hardest decision he has ever had to make. Seeing the love that Frank and Rose have for one another, Louis intervenes to help the couple who are about to lose everything they have. In doing so, Louis experiences firsthand the power and the beauty of a family’s love.

Tyler Perry’s “The Haves And The Have Nots” is a powerful story of love and honor told with honesty and brutal truth. The show features powerful new music written by Tyler Perry, and a cast of extraordinary singers and actors who make the evening a heartfelt experience. Hattie, played by Patrice Lovely, and Palmer Williams Jr. as Floyd offer up enough laughs to keep audiences chucking for the rest of the year.

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  • Marlene Tucker Duluth, GA

    Hi Tyler. I hope you cast a new character (me). I sat next to the Cryers and Harringtons in the scene recently filmed in October for Season 2. I was thinkinggggggggggggggggggg...maybe you can build me in as either the sister of Veronica or one of the girlfriends of both Katherine and Veronica. I could bring it and from what was fimed...it would flow beautifully!!!! You will know who I am by looking at my presence as an Extra in the recent scenes filmed in October. Give me a reason to retire.... I am so close and ready to pursue my dream of working with you on a major sitcom. Plus I can sing the helleerrrrrr out of Amazing Grace, There's a Leak in This Old Building, Great is thy faithfulness, For This I give you praise, and He's a Wonder!! . Love ya! Muahhhh!!!

  • augustine larry Flint Michigan

    i really enjoyed your plays but the have and the have not's has a song that really touched my heart sung by miss patrice lovely i call your name brought me to tears i really felt where she was coming from i enjoy her and all the cast members . but miss patrice touches my soul when ever she sings she really and truely delivers god's presents . keep on doing what you're doing MR. Tyler perry you are amazing & we love you all.

  • J. Laury Houston,TX

    11 01 13 I really like your show, Another Dallas, /Dynasty etc! " GREAT STUFF !!"

  • Isaiah Williams Denver Colorado

    The DVD turned out perfect.

  • Patrice Evans-Hunter Bedford,Texas

    Pure Quality! Thank you Mr. Perry.

  • Louise B. Arlington Tx.

    Tyler please don't kill Benny off the show keep him on. This is the best night time soap since Dallas in the 80's

  • Nyia Mcmeans Pensacola FL.

    Mr.Perry I am 13 years old I live in Pensacola FL. I love singing , dancing , acting, very talented. I have a good sense of humor.... I have been trying to come up with my own singing/dancing group, and no luck yet. My dream is to become a artist and im not going to give up on MY DREAM ! I am not able financially to be able to take singing lessons or acting lessons. I do attend church and im going to audition for my church play.. I would like a chance to come to one of your plays and learn some things , and too meet you ! Sincerely , Nyia Mcmeans P.S. looking forward to hear from you !

  • denny stone florida

    what a fantastic series well done I cant wait for the new one to come out..you do good work mr perry

  • Marlene wilborn Chicago

    Tyler, you are extremely talented, you are a blessing to many as well as myself, you inspire people to strive for a better them, and to have faith in god and ourselves, I love you for giving as much as you get, be blessed Mr.Perry and continue to inspire

  • Ray Adams Evansville, IN

    My wife and I just watched "The Haves and the Have Nots". WOW! Is all I can say. What a great message about faith in God in the hard times and the need for God in the good times. Great music and performing by all the actors and musicians. AMEN!

  • tre memphis

    Tyler perry r u gonna put all ur songs thats un ur play r u gonna put those songs on a cd..

  • Greg Memphis

    Will Have and Have Nots be on tour as a play? If so, will it come to Memphis?

    • Jay-Lan #2201350

      Well actually he had already did a play for The Haves and the Have Nots back in 2011 and 2012 before it became a tv series in 2013.

The Haves and The Have Nots - Tuesdays at 9/8c on OWN