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Well-Intentioned White People 11/09–12/02

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DETROIT—Matrix Theatre Company presents the Michigan premiere of Well-Intentioned White People by Rachel Lynett, November 9 through December 2, 2018. Performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM. Tickets are $22 for adults and $17 for students, seniors, veterans, and active military personnel, 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.

After an attack provoked by her race, an African American university professor wants to forget about it and move on with her life. When her (white) roommate and the dean of the school push her to “make an example of it,” she finds herself suddenly roped into planning a diversity day, trying to convince her roommate not to plan a sit-in, and attempting to maintain her sanity as the racial threats begin to escalate. Well-Intentioned White People explores how some people deal with discrimination not necessarily directed at them and how their “good intentions” can sometimes be just as problematic.

The cast includes Jan Cartwright (Novi), Mandy Logsdon (Clinton Township), Julia Lynn Marsh (Oak Park), Isabella Weiss (Marietta, GA), and Jessica Wilson (Warren). The production team includes Casaundra Freeman as director and sound designer, Sarah Drum as resident stage manager, Gabriella Csapo as the scenic and properties designer, and Amy Schneider as the lighting designer.The final dress rehearsal on Thursday, November 8 is a “Pay What You Can” performance. To help eliminate the barrier between audiences and live theatre, patrons can choose to pay whatever amount they choose to see the preview performance of Well-intentioned White People.

Show Times

  • Nov 8, 2018

    8:00 pm

    Preview

  • Nov 9, 2018

    8:00 pm

    Opening

  • Nov 10, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 11, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 16, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 17, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 18, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 23, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 24, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Nov 25, 2018

    3:00 pm

  • Nov 30, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 1, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Dec 2, 2018

    3:00 pm

Theater Info

Matrix Theatre Company

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Box Office Phone: 313-967-0599

Theater Phone: 313-967-0999

2730 Bagley Street

Detroit, MI 48216