Includes 4 DPT Productions PLUS:

Jitney presented by   
 Broadway in Detroit
November 7-9, 2019 at 8PM
November 9, 2019 at 2PM
November 10, 2018 at 3PM

Double Edge Theatre’s
Leonora and Alejandro
  presented by The Hinterlands and
  Detroit Public Theatre
April 2-4, 2020 at 8PM
April 5, 2020 at 7PM

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Sat: $240

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Includes 4 DPT Productions:
Paradise Blue
Temples of Lung and Air
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
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Written by Academy Award-nominated writer Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a groundbreaking, TONY Award-winning, wildly funny, and deeply shocking modern classic. Set in the mountains of Connemara, Ireland, it tells the story of Maureen Foley, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties; Mag, the aging, manipulative mother with whom she lives; and their toxic, caretaking relationship. When Mag interferes in Maureen’s first (and potentially last) romantic relationship, events are set in motion that are as tragically funny as they are horrific. Winner of the Drama Desk, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for best play, "McDonagh re-creates the traditional Irish family drama only to set it ablaze with a postmodern blowtorch." –LA Times

The extraordinary achievement of [The Beauty Queen of Leenane] is that it is wildly funny, deeply affecting and grotesquely macabre all at the same time. —The Telegraph (UK)


by Martin McDonagh
Previews May 2 and 3
Opening night May 4
Running through May 26, 2019



Romance unfolds in a new musical wound around the tender love songs of Matthew Sweet's landmark album, Girlfriend. Two teenage boys - one a social outcast, the other a quintessential jock - realize there’s more to life than what high school has taught them. This rock musical, taking place between high school graduation and the rest of life, gives voice to everyone who has ever felt they do not quite fit in - and anyone who remembers the terror and thrill of first love will relate.

Girlfriend is the breathless testimony of a fool for love, a rock ‘n’ roll valentine that delivers subtle wisdom with an exhilarating kick. –Rolling Stone

by Todd Almond and Matthew Sweet
Previews March 21 and 22
Opening night March 23
Running through April 14, 2019



by Dominique Morisseau
Previews October 4 and 5
Opening night October 6
Running through November 4, 2018

Dominique Morisseau, daughter of Detroit and world renowned playwright (Detroit ‘67, Skeleton Crew, Shameless, Ain’t Too Proud), brings another of her extraordinary works home to Detroit Public Theatre. In the riveting Pipeline, which premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in 2017, Morisseau gives us the story of Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher committed to her students. Desperate to give her only son the opportunities her students will never have, this mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system that is rigged against him.

Dominique Morisseau has written some quietly devastating social dramas (“Skeleton Crew”) on her way up, but now the playwright has definitely arrived with this emotionally harrowing, ethically ambiguous drama that raises barbed questions about class, race, parental duty, and the state of American education. –Variety

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by Todd Almond and Matthew Sweet
Previews March 21 and 22
Opening night March 23
Running through April 14, 2019

Cooped up on maternity leave and eager for conversation, Jessie invites the funny and forthright Lina for coffee in their neighboring backyards. They become fast friends, quickly bonding over their shared new mom experience—and arousing the interest of a wealthy neighbor hoping for a similar connection. Cry it Out takes an honest look at the absurdities of new motherhood, the dilemma of returning to work versus staying at home, and how class impacts parenthood and friendship. This insightful comedy, written by award-winning playwright Molly Smith Metzler (Orange is the New Black, Shameless), premiered at the Humana Festival in Louisville in 2017.

A deeply felt topical drama that takes audiences on an emotional roller-coaster ride that whipsaws through laughs, poignant tears and moments of monumental rage. –LEO Weekly

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