Firepower 01/05–03/12Buy Tickets
DETROIT—The world premiere of Kermit Frazier’s powerful play Firepower will have a Champagne Celebration on Thursday, January 05, 2017 at the Detroit Repertory Theatre at 8:30 pm. Opening Nights at the Rep are always full of camaraderie and celebration. This one will be no different. Guests are invited to join in a Champagne toast in the elegant lobby gallery of the Theatre after the show with the cast, crew and playwright who will be in attendance for Opening Night. Mr. Frazier will also attend the following evening’s performance on Friday, January 06 at 8:30 pm. Audiences are invited to attend and shake his hand both nights.
Tickets are still the lowest prices for professional theatre in the region at $17 advance or $20 day of performance, and may be purchased by calling (313) 868-1347. Firepower will run Thursdays through Sundays until March 12, 2017. On Saturday, February 11, the performance will be a specially priced fundraiser evening, with tickets at $60.00. More information may be found at www.detroitreptheatre.com. Tickets can be purchased by phone using Visa or MasterCard. There is no surcharge
It’s 1989 in Washington, D.C. With an important piece of legislation pending, treatment for a serious illness about to begin, and engagement to a woman half his age in the balance, a first-term African American City Councilman is visited by his two adult sons, the younger one a gay man who must find a way to come out to his father, the older one an ex-football star who has been living out of the country and out of touch for nearly twenty years. Both sons, in addition, carry a long-held secret agreement that is destined to explode in their father’s face.
The author, Kermit Frazier, has had nearly twenty plays produced in New York and around the country at such theatres as the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Philadelphia Drama Guild, and Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre. The Rep production of Firepower is a World Premiere.
Resident company member, Lynch Travis, is the director of Firepower. Last season he directed the highly praised production, Homeless and How We Got That Way. His cast for Firepower features four performers familiar to Repertory Theatre audiences and two newcomers. David Glover and Casaundra Freeman were both last seen in the Rep production A Facility for Living. William Bryson was last seen in Brother of All and Daniel Johnson was last seen in Herb The Green Knight. The two newcomers to the Rep stage are Jennifer Cole and Jonathon West.