Dream Deferred: Detroit, 1967 06/02–07/09Buy Tickets
DETROIT—Matrix Theatre Company completes its 2016–2017 Mainstage Season with its most highly anticipated show, Dream Deferred: Detroit, 1967.
The original production opens June 2 and and has been extended through July 9 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm. All performances are presented at Matrix Theatre Company, located at 2730 Bagley Avenue in the heart of Mexicantown. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors, active military personnel, and veterans and may be purchased in advance or, if available, at the door. Group rates are also available. For further information or to purchase tickets, visit www.matrixtheatre.org or call (313) 967-0599.
Reflecting on a formative moment in Detroit’s history, this original production unearths, for the first time, real interviews recorded by Dr. Xavier Nicholas following that summer’s uprising. Dream Deferred: Detroit, 1967 gives voice to the unique experiences and perspectives of a cross-section of Detroiters to find out what really happened and how we can learn from the pain of our shared past.
“Dr. Nicholas has given Matrix Theatre Company an amazing opportunity to dramatize and present a number of never-before-heard voices and experiences,” said Megan Buckley-Ball, Matrix’s Artistic Director. Dream Deferred: Detroit, 1967 offers a look at a true diagonal slice of those involved in that summer’s events. Staying true to Matrix Theatre Company’s mission, we are creating this production to strengthen our community and learn from this tumultuous moment in our city’s history.”
The production team for this one-of-a-kind theatrical event includes Matrix Artistic Director, Megan Buckley-Ball; director, David Wolber; script consultant and social psychologist Dr. Harvey Reed; and interviewer and literature professor (retired), Dr. Xavier Nicholas. The cast includes Melissa Beckwith , Joshua R. Brown, Kate Fullerton, Jonathan Jones, and Mike Sandusky. The production team also includes stage manager, Sarah Drum; scenic designer, Elspeth Williams; costume designer, Lauren Montgomery; and lighting designer, Alex Gay.