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List of Madea Plays

Get ready to dive into the compelling world of Tyler Perry with this comprehensive list of Madea plays. If you're just discovering Madea, prepare to be captivated by Mabel ‘Madea' Simmons, a bold, sassy, and larger-than-life character who has stolen hearts across the globe with her unique blend of humor, wisdom, and life lessons.

From laughter to tears and everything in between, each play offers a new adventure with Madea at the helm. So buckle up and get ready to experience the unforgettable journey of Madea's world!

List of Madea Plays

Madea plays are a series of stage dramas created and performed by the multi-talented Tyler Perry, featuring the iconic character Mabel “Madea” Simmons. Madea is a tough, street-smart elderly woman who isn't afraid to speak her mind and delivers wisdom with a side of humor.

While the exact number of Madea plays can vary depending on the source, there are at least 11 known stage plays that prominently feature Madea, including “Madea's Farewell Play,” “Madea On The Run,” “Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned,” “Madea's Neighbors From Hell,” and “The Haves and the Have Nots.” What makes these plays special is the unique blend of comedy, drama, and life lessons delivered through Madea's distinctive voice.

You can watch these plays on various platforms, such as Tyler Perry's official website, IMDb, Amazon, BET+, and even YouTube.

Below is a list of Madea plays for you to enjoy!

Madea's Big Happy Family (Play)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chandra Currelley-Young, Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis (Actors)

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.

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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)

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 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)

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)

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.

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)

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 play's setting is the hotel where Madea and all 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)

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’ to get married, so we had a funeral, a wedding, 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)

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
  • Wess Morgan, Rhonda Davis, Tyler Perry (Actors)

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)

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 many women face, irrespective of their 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)

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

Where can I watch Madea plays?

In 2023, there are several platforms where you can watch the hilarious and heartwarming Madea plays. Tyler Perry's “Madea's Farewell Play” is available for streaming exclusively on BET+. This includes fan favorites like Cassi Davis as Betty Ann “Aunt Bam” Murphy, David Mann, and Tyler Perry as Madea. On Amazon Prime Video, you can watch “Madea's Farewell Tour (Stage Play),” which is Tyler Perry's final performance as Madea3.

If you're interested in watching Madea movies in order, “Madea's Family Reunion” is streaming on Peacock TV and can be rented on Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, Redbox, and Apple TV. The comedy movie “A Madea Homecoming” can be streamed on Netflix, and other Madea movies like “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” can be watched on HBO Max or bought on VOD.

For those who prefer to watch on Hulu, “Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail” is available for streaming. In addition, you can watch “Tyler Perry's Madea Gets A Job – The Play 2012” online.

If you're interested in catching Tyler Perry live, you can buy tickets from the official Ticketmaster website. Enjoy your journey into the unforgettable world of Madea!

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