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Proof of Love

Narrated by: Brenda Pressley
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8,855 ratings)

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"You’d better be worth these sacrifices."
A telling text alert.
"A pinpoint prick-one sharp enough to cut through all that gratitude."

  • Proof of Love
  • "You’d better be worth these sacrifices."
  • Proof of Love
  • A telling text alert.
  • Proof of Love
  • "A pinpoint prick-one sharp enough to cut through all that gratitude."

About the Creator

Chisa is an acclaimed early-career playwright raised and currently residing in Newark, New Jersey. She holds a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from Vassar College and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from NYU. Chisa has built pieces with New York’s NeoFuturists, and has been a Staff Writer for the Blue Man Group. Presently, Chisa teaches creative writing at the University of Delaware, and is a proud fourth-year member of New Dramatists. As she tends to write plays about underrepresented folks that require a minimum of five actors, she doubts very much that you'll see any of her plays on Broadway any time soon, but encourages you to support the intrepid companies that have presented her work, which include: Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey; The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC); The National Black Theatre.

About the Performer

Brenda Pressley is an award-winning actress whose Broadway credits include The Lyons, The American Plan, Cats, Dreamgirls, and The Moony Shapiro Songbook. Off-Broadway, Brenda starred in Almost Home, The First Breeze of Summer, Seven Guitars, Fran’s Bed, Marvin's Room, And the World Goes ‘Round(Outer Critics Circle Award), and Blues In The Night. Regional theater appearances include Intimate Apparel, Black Odyssey, Trouble in Mind, The Old Settler (Barrymore Award), Blues for an Alabama Sky, and A Raisin in the Sun. On film, Pressley has appeared in Third Street Blackout, Detachment, 16 Blocks, Cradle Will Rock, and It Could Happen to You. On television, Brenda has guest-starred on such shows as The Path, The Good Wife, Elementary, Mysteries of Laura, Body of Proof, Law and Order: Deadline, Law and Order: SVU, Harambee, Lifestories and Brewster Place with Oprah Winfrey.

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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!

125 of 131 people found this review helpful

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🎭 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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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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  • R
  • 07-05-19

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.

47 of 50 people found this review helpful

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  • Camille
  • Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • 07-05-19

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
  • Lansing, IL, United States
  • 07-05-19

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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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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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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So real!!

The exploration in the demographics of black people was so thorough in such a short story. This book was so real. It kind of left me on edge wondering how she would respond to the mistress. I loved the book.

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The twist.

This was kind of slow and at first I thought it was a bad audio. Then I caught on quickly. Without giving too much details the ending was surprisingly great. The title fit the play right.

LW.
Southern California

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