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Free community performances of “Detroit ’67” from Detroit Public Theatre

Show Announcement July 13, 2017

DETROIT—Detroit Public Theatre will present a city-wide tour  of Detroit ’67, the award-winning play written by internationally acclaimed native Detroit playwright, Dominique Morisseau. Marking the 50 year commemoration of the summer of 1967 in Detroit, Detroit Public Theatre invites the public to attend the free performances scheduled in neighborhoods throughout Detroit July through October, 2017.

Detroit ’67, which received the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, explores an explosive and decisive moment in a great American city. The play’s compelling characters struggle with racial and economic inequity in a work grounded in history that invites meaningful dialogue on these ongoing and pressing issues in America today.

The schedule for the free public performances of Detroit ’67 is:

  • Sunday, July 23 at noon: Gordon Park (12th and Clairmount Streets) in Detroit. In collaboration with the Detroit Historical Society
  • Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m.:  Rosedale Park Community Center (18445 Scarsdale St.) in Detroit
  • Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m.:  Rosedale Park Community Center (18445 Scarsdale St.) in Detroit
  • Thursday., August 10 at 7:00 p.m.:  DIA Rivera Court
  • Wednesday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m.:  Renaissance High School (6565 W. Outer Dr.) in Detroit
  • Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m.:  Matrix Human Services – Osborn Neighborhood Alliance (13560 E. McNichols) in Detroit
  • Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m.:  Grosse Pointe War Memorial (32 Lake Shore Rd.) in Grosse Pointe Farms

Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis one hour before each performance.

Photo: from the original Detroit Public Theatre production.

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