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“American Idiot” from DATC opens June 3

Preview May 21, 2016 Encore Staff

The Detroit Actor’s Theatre Company continues its 2015-16 season with Green Day’s American Idiot at the Olympus Theater, at the New Menjo’s Complex, 940 McNichols Rd., Detroit, which will run from June 3 through June 11. The musical, directed by DATC Creative Director Mindy Grissom, centers around the angst-filled struggles of three young men to leave suburbia behind and find meaning in a post-9/11 society.

Leading the charge to the big city is Johnny played by James Busam. The city forces Johnny to face his inner demon, Saint Jimmy played by Dustin Hayes, and decide how he wants to navigate his conflicting feelings of anger and love for Whatsername played by Deanna Wesley.

Will, played by Tim Stone, chooses to stand by his girlfriend Heather, played by Brittany Nicol, amidst life-changing news. His personal journey must run its course while Will is stuck in suburbia. After failing to gain understanding from the city, Tunny, played by Steven Ross-Dybash, enlists in the U.S. military. Tunny loses hope in the fog of war, but sees a healing future with the Extraordinary Girl played by Cassady Temple.

Tickets may be purchased online at thedatc.org. Special discounts may apply. All shows are scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The DATC strives to break barriers and build up a family in Detroit through their unique deliverance of music and theater. For more information on the company, visit the DATC website, thedatc.org.

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