Eastern Michigan University
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Detroit '67

Written by Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Wallace Bridges

Vibrant, engaging drama

It's the summer of 1967 in Detroit. The city has erupted into rioting over racial tension, injustice, and police abuse. Brother and sister Lank and Chelle are trying to make ends meet by running an after-hours club in their basement. Disagreements over how to use their shared inheritance pushes Chelle and Lank to opposite corners. The siblings are driven further apart by an unexpected visitor who drags the troubles of the streets directly into their home. Underscored with the music of Motown, Dominique Morisseau's drama brings to life this turbulent time with humor, tears, rage, and love. Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.

Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Quirk Theatre

April 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 7pm and April 8 & 15 at 2pm

Suggested for ages 16+