Lisa D'Amour's Detroit Kicks Off Season at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Sept. 9

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09 Sep 2013

Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey
Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey

The Woolly Mammoth Theatre's production of Lisa D'Amour's Detroit begins performances Sept. 9. The staging of the Pulitzer Prize and Susan Smith Blackburn Award finalist continues through Oct. 6.

Detroit, a comedic take on suburbs, neighbors and the rapidly crumbling economic ladder, kicks off the company's season, "America's Tell-Tale Heart," which exposes what lies underneath America's exterior.

Directed by Woolly company member John Vreeke, the cast includes Emily Townley, Michael Willis, Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey, Tim Getman and Danny Gavigan.

"With the recent news of Detroit's declaration of bankruptcy — the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history — Lisa D'Amour's exploration of our current American moment could not be more timely," Woolly artistic director Howard Shalwitz said in a previous statement. "A rollercoaster entertainment, Detroit humanizes this national crisis, tapping comically yet powerfully into our anxiety about clinging to whatever economic rung we can grasp."

The production includes sets by Tom Kamm, costumes by Ivania Stack, lighting by Colin K. Bills, sound design by Christopher Baine and projection design by Erik Pearson. The production dramaturg is Miriam Weisfeld, who also serves as Woolly's associate artistic director, and the production stage manager is William Cruttenden III.

Tickets can be purchased online at woollymammoth.net, by phone at (202) 393-3939 or via e-mail at tickets@woollymammoth.net.