‘From Crack to Christ:’ Play tells story of Tenn. woman

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tanya Davis has a story to tell. Davis was an addict plagued by drug use, prostitution, domestic violence and homelessness.

She told News 2 that lead to crime and then prison.

“This play was actually written while I was in federal Prison. A friend of mine that I met there, we wrote it. We wrote the book, we wrote the play,” said Davis.

Davis said while in prison she found hope. She began a beauty salon by cutting hair with fingernail clippers while in prison.

“They encouraged me when I got out to get my license and I did, I’ve been a hair stylist for 26 years,” said Davis.

Davis now has a hair salon in Nashville, she does hair shows and beauty awards shows.

She calls her story From Crack to Christ.

“You are going to see the perspective of, what ever it is that ails you, you are going to be able to return from it going through Christ,” said Davis.

“I believe that is the most powerful part of this story to me. Because so many times we feel as people, when we make a bad choice, that’s the end of our story and it’s not. It’s actually the beginning of a lot of our journeys,” said ShaRicka Brown, the show director.

Davis is now a wife, mother and grandmother and is sharing her story to help others.

From Crack to Christ runs in Nashville on November 28 and 29 at TPAC, then it will run nationwide.

Click here to learn more about the play.

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