Atlanta writer and director Donald Gray has been tapped to direct the production. A North Carolina native, he has been involved in theater as both actor and director.
Gray was introduced to Wilson by a mutual friend, an actress and singer, and he said he was so impressed by her that he was happy to sign on to the project.
"I really loved the message of the play, the story behind what led Cynthia in writing it. It was very close to home and very personal," he said.
Gray said the cast of professional actors, which includes Grammy Award winner Ann Nesby ("Sounds of Blackness), made putting together the show easy.
"Basically everyone has had their scripts for several months," he said. "A lot of the cast is from Atlanta, so we started getting together and rehearsing."
Gray said technical rehearsals this week would allow him and the cast to connect the rest of the dots.
It won't be his first visit to Charleston. Gray last came here as an actor in "A Good Man is Hard to Find," done with local church groups
"I would just like to encourage all of the people there in Charleston and surrounding areas to come out and support Cynthia," he said. "This is a powerful production and I'm proud to be a part of it."