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48 Hours in…™ Detroit

July 14th, 2019 - 7:00PM and 9:00PM
Presented by the Obie Award-Winning Harlem9 and Detroit Public Theatre
6 Playwrights, 6 Directors, 18 Actors
…Giving 10-Minute Impressions of
6 Poems and Photos of Detroit




Detroit Public Theatre’s first commissioned play, BIRTHDAY CANDLES by Noah Haidle, will be produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company in Spring 2020.

Vivienne Benesch, who directed the world premiere at Detroit Public Theatre, will also direct the Broadway production.

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Shakespeare in Prison

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