The Haves and the Have Nots (play)

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The Haves and the Have Nots is a 2011 play by the American playwright Tyler Perry, later loosely adapted for television.


The story follows the life of a wealthy family confronted with the needs of their poverty-stricken housekeeper.


  • Palmer Williams Jr. as Floyd
  • Patrice Lovely as Hattie
  • Tony Hightower as Frank
  • Alexis Jones as Diane
  • Maurice Lauchner as Lewis
  • Jeffery Lewis as Wallie
  • Kislyck Halsey as Rose

TV series adaptation[edit]

The play was very loosely adapted into a television series on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Apart from featuring the lives of a wealthy family and poor-class one, the series is significantly different from the play featuring entirely new characters and situations. It premiered on May 28, 2013.

Home media[edit]

The Haves and the Have Nots released on DVD July 9, 2013 along with Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.

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