Now playing at Detroit Public Theatre


Skeleton Crew

by Dominique Morisseau
Previews September 28 and 29
Opening night September 30
Student matinees October 4 and 11 at 10am
Running through October 29, 2017

The third in Dominique Morisseau’s acclaimed Detroit trilogy, Skeleton Crew is poetic and powerful. Set at the start of the 2008 recession, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigates the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift, and the co-workers are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the line are they willing to step? 

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Skeleton Crew

by Dominique Morisseau
September 28-October 29, 2017

No Child...

by Nilaja Sun
November 9-19, 2017

Pike Street

by Nilaja Sun
November 24-December 3, 2017

Marie and Rosetta

by George Brant
February 15-March 11, 2018

Birthday Candles

by Noah Haidle
May 10-June 3, 2018

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.

We invite you to discover plays that illuminate the joys, thrills + challenges of our shared human experience


In residence at the Robert A. and Maggie Allesee Rehearsal Hall in the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

We are grateful for the support of our season sponsors.