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Detroit Public Theatre presents ‘Detroit ’67’ at Wright Museum 5/11-6/5

Show Announcement April 26, 2022

DETROIT, MI (April  18, 2022) — Detroit Public Theatre (DPT) is thrilled to continue their commitment to bringing world class theatre to Midtown Detroit with a new production of DETROIT ‘67, by Dominique Morisseau, at and in association with The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The show will run May 11th-June 5th, 2022. Dominique Morisseau serves as DPT’s Executive Artistic Producer, is a native Detroit playwright of international acclaim, the author of two plays on Broadway this season alone, and is a MacArthur Genius Award Winner. The production will be directed by Detroit Public Theatre veteran Brian Marable, who has performed in Morisseau’s work extensively at Detroit Public Theatre and in professional regional theatres across the country.  

In this thought-provoking and timely masterpiece, set in Detroit in 1967, Motown has hit its groove and the Poindexter siblings, Chelle and Lank, are making ends meet by hosting parties in their basement. However, Lank and his friend Sly have dreams beyond the cellar shindigs. When Lank brings home a mysterious white woman, the family’s simmering disagreements explode—as the streets erupt.

“We are so thrilled to bring a new world class production of Dominique Morisseau’s timely masterpiece DETROIT ‘67 to The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History,” said DPT Producing Artistic Director Courtney Burkett. “We are honored to be partnering on this production with The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Public Theatre has produced DETROIT ‘67 twice before: as part of our inaugural season in 2016, and in 2017 as a citywide tour. No play better encapsulates the type of work we hope to do and the stories we want to tell at DPT. This production is a great opportunity for us to reintroduce DPT to Detroit audiences, and to invite our community to come back and see more of our work when we open our new home in Midtown this fall.” 

Performances at – 

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 

General Motors Theatre

315 East Warren Avenue

Detroit, Michigan 48201

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Wednesday at 8pm – May 11

Thursday at 8pm – May 12, 26, June 2

Friday at 8pm – May 13, 20, 27, June 3

Friday at 10am – May 20, 27, June 3

Saturday at 2pm –  May 21

Saturday at 8pm –  May 21, 28, June 4

Sunday at 2pm – May 15, 29 June 5

CAST: 

LANK: Edmund Alyn Jones 

CHELLE: Carollette Phillips* 

SLY: Henri Franklin 

BUNNY: Aja Dier 

CAROLINE: Dani Cochrane* 

PRODUCTION TEAM: 

DIRECTOR: Brian Marable 

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: Sarah Ackerman* 

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Patrick Hanley 

SCENIC DESIGNER: Monika Essen

LIGHTING DESIGNER: Jarrett Thomas 

COSTUME DESIGNER: Christopher Vergara

SOUND DESIGNER/ENGINEER: Lumumba Reynolds

ASST. STAGE MANAGER: Desmond Williams 

LIGHTING/STAGE TECH: Cam Blackwell 

*Denotes Actors Equity Association

Week of 12/5/2022

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