BY REBECCA BENNETT — On Jan. 16, a local production called “Life After Death” brought a series of sketches to a full house at Joe’s Movement Emporium.  Topics ranged from the only way to get through death is go through it to pain hurts and you can survive.  The performances examined grief as a social issue using spoken word, skits and dance.  The purpose of some sketches was to be humorous, which others served to spark emotion.

“Time is as valuable as money spent on things that don’t matter, on people who are not worth it,” which was a line from the sketch Time, Where Is Yours Going.

After the production, audience members could speak with ministers, counselors or therapists.

According to the Cola McGill Productions, Inc., a non-profit organization, the company’s next production is “It Takes a Village,” which focuses on mental health and mental illness.  For more information, visit