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The Detroit Public Theatre announces 10th season lineup

Show Announcement May 31, 2024

Fat Ham by James IjamesSeptember 26, 2024 – November 3, 2024
The story’s reluctant hero, Juicy, a Black, queer, young man, is just trying to get his online degree in HR when his father’s ghost shows up, demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. But can Juicy do what his father commands? A family cookout becomes a compelling examination of love and loss, pain and joy, and a strange, surprising and often hilarious journey. The New York Times called James Ijames’ Pulitzer-Prize winning Fat Ham, A hilarious yet profound tragedy smothered in comedy.” See DPT’s take on the uproarious and brilliant award winning play that took Broadway by storm last season.

DPT’s Holiday CabaretNovember 29, 2024 – December 22, 2024
Back by popular demand! Let go of all your holiday show expectations and join DPT for a  rollicking great time at DPT’s 2nd Annual Holiday Cabaret. They’re serving up a fresh mix of holiday tunes—some familiar, and some you really aren’t expecting. . This ain’t your grandma’s Christmas Carol (but she might still love it). It’s a bold new tradition packed with laughter, heart, and a whole lot of sass.

Confederates by Dominique Morisseau February 6, 2025 – March 16, 2025
Dominique Morisseau’s searing and acclaimed play leaps back and forth in time to hold an unyielding lens to the racism and gender biases that plague America’s institutions to this day in her acclaimed play, Confederates. Revolution is the bond between two Black women living in America 160 years apart – Sara, an enslaved woman preparing herself to fight for the Union during the Civil War and Sandra, a political science professor at an esteemed university fighting institutional racism. Don’t miss this powerful production written by DPT Executive Artistic Producer, MacArthur Genius award-winning, Tony nominated, Daughter of Detroit Dominique Morisseau.

Soft Target by Emily Kaczmarek April 30, 2025 – June 7, 2025
Something bad has happened to 9-year-old Amanda, and her toys— stuffed penguin Jonah; American Girl Doll Molly; trusted Diary; and newcomer Ugly, a weighted “emotional support” bunny— find their once-peaceful world thrown into darkness and chaos. A play about childhood, guns, and all the wounds we can’t see. An urgent and gorgeous world premiere of Soft Target will close the 10th Anniversary Season at DPT.

Tickets and more information available online at detroitpublictheatre.org/season-ten.

Week of 6/17/2024

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