What's Done in the Dark

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What's Done in the Dark
Written byTyler Perry

What's Done in the Dark is a play written and directed by American playwright Tyler Perry. The show first opened in September 2006. The play is a mixture of comedy, drama, and music, set in a hospital emergency room, and focuses on two nurses, one of whom is a single mother and the other of whom is having an affair with a doctor, and an eccentric hypochondriac patient who is in fact, Mr. Brown. The DVD was released on February 12, 2008.


Mr. Brown faints right before he and Cora are to fly to Memphis for a televised revival and she rushes him to the emergency room, where a bunch of patients' and doctors' secrets come to light. Brenda, a new admissions clerk at the hospital, is struggling to take care of her son Calvin as a single parent; then Calvin gets shot while trying to hustle money on the streets. Kerry, the head nurse, discovers that the doctor she thought she was going to marry already has a wife and baby-on-the-way...and expects to keep seeing Kerry on the side. Mr. and Mrs. Lovett discover that one gave the other an STD. Trudy, a psychotic nurse, has a crush on Dr. Harris—who figures out that Mr. Brown was faking his illness the whole time!

DVD Cast[edit]

Live tour cast[edit]


Musical numbers[edit]

  1. "What's Done in the Dark" – Nancy
  2. "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" – Paul
  3. "Struggle No More" – Calvin Jr.
  4. "Jehovah Jireh" – Brenda
  5. "Church Medley" –
    1. "I Gotta Go Through" - Brenda
    2. "I Know It Was the Blood" – Nancy
    3. "I'm on the Battlefield" – Brown
    4. "Trouble in My Way" – Cora
    5. "Jesus Will Fix It" – Cora
  6. "Step Aside" – Cora
  7. "Remember Your Vows" – Nancy
  8. "If Only You Knew" – Trudy