Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67, a new drama set against the riots that ravaged the Motor City, begins performances Feb. 26 as part of The Public Theater's Public Lab series.
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.
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."
Detroit '67 has scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by Emilio Esosa, lighting design by Colin Young and sound design by Shane Rettig.
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.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You