It’s an all-too familiar story — a young man is caught up in the life of drug dealing and gang wars, fostering heartache in his life and pain for his family.


It’s an all-too familiar story — a young man is caught up in the life of drug dealing and gang wars, fostering heartache in his life and pain for his family.


But this story has a happier ending. With a little spiritual help, this one man’s life is turned around for good. In other words, his life takes a 360-degree turn.


T.D. Ballard and It’s So Real Entertainment will present the original play “360 degrees — Against The Odds” at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the stage at the H.F.V. Wilson Community Center at 625 E. Main St.


The press materials claim that audience members will “experience a turn of events that will excite, touch and amuse you and your family. Watch as the satanic influence of the world, as well as the power of the Holy Spirit impact a man’s life.”


Promoter Anthony Harris said the play has a message that is for the whole family, and that’s exactly who he hopes shows up to watch it. He and his wife, Tina, were in Ardmore recently to promote the show, which not only includes a cast of talented traveling performers, but enlists the help of locals along the way.


“It’s a play about a man, he’s a drug dealer, he goes through all of the facets of selling drugs, all of the pain in his family and all of the heartaches and deaths and trouble and in the end, he finds God and he turns his life over to Him and he changes,” Anthony Harris said.


Of course, there’s a little comedy in it and a lot of drama and emotions. That’s why it says it’s supposed to be what every family would encounter.”


“360 Degrees — Against the Odds” features the show’s writer, T.D. Ballard, actress and playwright; gospel comedian “Thunder God of Love,” Kenn Coxx; gospel recording artist Betty Sloan; renown recording artist Dee Dee; recording artist Lauren Ashley; Truth Rapper “Only U”; world renown rapper Nitro; gospel artist Kendra Brooks; and a team of other performers.


“We’re using local choirs in the Ardmore area, from Corinth Baptist Church, the First Baptist Church of Ardmore and Jehovah Baptist Church,” Tina Harris said. “We have asked local people if they have an aspiration to become an actor or an actress, they can do a guest spot in this show. There are parts for a minister, a drug addict, a devil.”


General-admission tickets are $12 pre-sale and $15 at the door. VIP seating is $15 pre-sale and $18 at the door. Pre-sale VIP tickets for the show and dinner are $21. The group is offering a group discount of $10 pre-sale of groups of six or more.


Tickets are available at Rick’s Down Home Barbeque, 417 E. Main St., (580) 226-3966; Dolly’s Beauty Shop, 900 1st Ave.; Hair by Jay’s, 24 L St. NW; and Salon Unique, 501 E. Main St.


More about the show can be found at tdballardproductions.com, or by calling promoter Anthony Harris at (214) 680-5729.