Detroit Public Theatre announces city-wide tour of Detroit '67
Detroit '67 is a participant in the cultural events of Detroit ‘67: Looking Back to Move Forward: a Community Engagement Project of The Detroit Historical Society recognizing the 50th anniversary of the tumultuous summer of 1967.
All performances will be free and open to the public.
Detroit Public Theatre is pleased to present a city-wide tour of Detroit ’67, the award-winning play written by internationally acclaimed, native Detroit playwright, Dominique Morisseau. Marking the 50 year commemoration of the summer of 1967 in Detroit, Detroit Public Theatre invites the public to attend the free performances scheduled in neighborhoods throughout Detroit from July through October, 2017. This touring production was made a possible through an Arts Challenge grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Detroit ’67, which received the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, explores an explosive and decisive moment in a great American city. The play's compelling characters struggle with racial and economic inequity in a work grounded in history that invites meaningful dialogue on these ongoing and pressing issues in America today.
The schedule for the free public performances of Detroit '67 is:
Sun., July 23, at noon
12th and Clairmount Streets
In collaboration with the Detroit Historical Society
Wed., July 26, and Thu., July 27, at 7:00 p.m.
North Rosedale Park Community House
18445 Scarsdale St.
Thurs., Aug. 10, at 7:00 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts
Diego Rivera Court
Wed., Oct. 4, at 6:00 p.m.
Renaissance High School
6565 W. Outer Dr.
Wed., Oct. 11, at 7:00 p.m.
Matrix Human Services - Osborn Neighborhood Alliance
13560 E. McNichols
Sat., Oct. 14, at 2:00 p.m.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Rd.
Grosse Pointe Farms
Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis one hour before each performance.
Detroit '67 is one of the cultural events of Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward: A Community Engagement Project. The project, convened by the Detroit Historical Society, brings together diverse voices and communities around the effects of the historic crisis in Detroit in 1967 and invites our communities to find our place in the present and inspire the future.