Detroit '67, which was developed through the Public's Emerging Writers Group, officially opens March 12 under the direction of Kwame Kwei-Armah. A co-production with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and the National Black Theatre, Detroit '67 will play the Public through March 17, prior to transferring to the CTH March 23-April 14.
De'Adre Aziza (Women on the Verge, Passing Strange) and Brandon Dirden (The Piano Lesson) are joined by Francois Battiste, Samantha Soule and Michelle Wilson.
Here's how it's billed: "It's 1967 in Detroit and Motown music gets the party started. Chelle and her brother Lank transform their basement into an after-hours joint to make ends meet. But when a mysterious woman winds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and the flames of the '67 Detroit riots engulf them all."
All Public Lab tickets are $15. For tickets phone (212) 967-7555, or visit PublicTheater. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.