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List of Madea Plays

Tyler Perry is well known for his gun-toting, Bible-wielding alter-ego Mabel “Madea” Simmons, a fictional character Perry admits is based on his late aunt and mother, Willie Maxine Perry, who passed away in December 2009. Whether you like her or not, we have a list of Madea Plays for you to enjoy.

List of Madea Plays

Madea's Big Happy Family (Play)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chandra Currelley-Young, Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis (Actors)
  • Tyler Perry (Director) - Tyler Perry (Writer) - Tyler Perry (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Madea’s Big Happy Family

Shirley has significant news for her family, but she has five grown children with diverse lifestyles, making it impossible for her to gather them all. So Madea, the Matriarch General, arrives to put family life in perspective with a funny take on financial issues, addictions, and, most crucially, family secrets. Madea demonstrates, in her own unique way, the importance of always being yourself. There’s nothing like having a family

Madea Gets A Job ( Stage Play)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tyler Perry, Patrice Lovely (Actors)
  • Tyler Perry (Director) - Tyler Perry (Writer) - Tyler Perry (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Madea Gets A Job

When a judge orders Madea to do 20 hours of community service at a local retirement home, the residents and staff are not ready for Madea’s brand of “the truth”, but all is well that ends well when Madea helps the residents of Easy Rest Retirement Home realize the importance of family, love, and forgiveness.

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Madea Goes to Jail (The Tyler Perry Collection)
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Tyler Perry (Actor)
  • English, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Madea Goes To Jail

Following a short rest, Madea returns to center stage! After all the runnin’ from the popo and all the arrest warrants, she ripped up, the pistol-tottin’ queen of brash is locked up.

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Tyler Perry's Madea On The Run (Play) [DVD]
  • Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis (Actors)
  • Tyler Perry (Director)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Madea On The Run

In trouble with the local authorities, Mabel Simmons, notoriously known as Madea, is on the run from the law. With no place to turn, she volunteers to move in with her friend Bam who is recovering from hip replacement surgery.

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Tyler Perry's Madea's Class Reunion - The Play
  • Madea's Class Reunion - The Play Collection - DVD Brand New
  • Carter, Terrell, Christopher, Chantell D., Mann, Tamela J. (Actors)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Madea’s Class Reunion

The year is 2003 and the class of 1953 is having its 50th reunion.

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Mabel (Madea) Simmons and Downtown Leroy Brown are old classmates. The setting of the play is the hotel where Madea and all of her classmates are staying.

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Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion: The Play
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Tyler Perry, D'Atra Hicks, Tamela Mann (Actors)
  • Chet A. Brewster (Director)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

Madea’s Family Reunion

“I want to invite all y’all to the family reunion. Er’rabody is comin’! You see, what had happened was my sister died on the same weekend that my granddaughter was supposed’ ta get married so we had a funeral, a weddin’, and a family reunion all at the same time. Talk about savin’ money! I paid for it all with just seventy-five dollars.

Madea's Farewell Tour (Stage Play)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, David Mann (Actors)
  • Tyler Perry (Director) - Tyler Perry (Writer) - Tyler Perry (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Madea’s Farewell Play

Madea’s Farewell Play centers around Madea’s great-grandson graduating from law school and the entire family gathering to celebrate the occasion. However, chaos ensues as some unexpected folks show up and Madea morphs into a life coach.

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Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors From Hell (Play) [DVD + Digital]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, David Stewart (Actors)
  • Tyler Perry (Director)
  • Spanish, English (Subtitles)
  • English (Publication Language)

Madea’s Neighbors From Hell

Madea’s neighborhood takes a turn for the worse when a foster mother moves in with her unruly kids. Suspicious activity leads Madea to take justice into her own hands. With Aunt Bam by her side, Madea uses her unique wit and wisdom for unforgettable results.

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Diary of a Mad Black Woman: The Play
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Curtis Blake, Marva King, Ty London (Actors)
  • Tyler Perry (Director) - Tyler Perry (Writer) - Tyler Perry (Producer)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Rather than taking a negative look at the male-female relationship, this production attempts to address, in a comedic manner ( for entertainment purposes only ), the underlying issues faced by many women, irrespective of their individual ethnicity. This is a wake-up call to relationship assessment.

I Can Do Bad All By Myself (Stage Play)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tyler Perry, David Mann, Tamela Mann (Actors)
  • Tyler Perry (Director)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

I Can Do Bad All By Myself

When Madea gets sick, her family comes to her aid. What they don’t realize is that they’re the ones who need her help. As always, Madea’s cockeyed outlook on life saves the day and guarantees side-splitting laughs along the way.

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Madea Plays on BET Plus

Although Madea is featured in almost all of Tyler Perry’s plays, these are ones centered around her. You can watch all of them on BET Plus.

Madea Plays in Order

  • I Can Do Bad All By Myself—2000
  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman—2001
  • Madea’s Family Reunion—2002
  • Madea’s Class Reunion—2003
  • Madea Goes to Jail—2006
  • Why Did I Get Married—2006
  • Madea’s Big Happy Family—2010
  • A Madea Christmas—2011
  • Madea Gets a Job—2012
  • Madea’s Neighbors from Hell—2013
  • Madea on the Run—2015
  • Madea’s Farewell—2020

What can I watch Madea plays on?

Every one of the Madea plays, including five that have never been translated to film — Madea’s Class Reunion, Madea Gets a Job, Madea’s Neighbors from Hell, Madea on the Run, and Madea’s Farewell — may be purchased separately or viewed on the BET Prime Video channel.

Where can I watch Madea plays?

Madea’s Farewell Play, directed by Tyler Perry, will air exclusively on BET+. On August 27, 2020, it premiered.

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