Detroit '67 (Paperback)

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Drama

2m, 3f

Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama

Dominique Morisseau, a rising star of the playwriting world and recipient of the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History takes the audience on a journey to 1967, in the city of Detroit. Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pentup feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots. Following an acclaimed run at The Public Theater in association with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and the National Black Theatre,Detroit '67 explores a moment in history that exploded racial tensions and perception in America. 

“Crackling with humor! Fire up some Motown, get those hips moving and everything will work out fine.” - The New York Times

 

“If Detroit '67's sequels prove as good as it does, the search for the next Wilson or Hansberry could nearly be over.” - Talkin’ Broadway 

— Mr. Samuel French DETROIT '67

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Dominique Morisseau, a rising star of the playwriting world and recipient of the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History takes the audience on a journey to 1967, in the city of Detroit. Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots. Following an acclaimed run at The Public Theater in association with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and the National Black Theatre, "Detroit '67" explores a moment in history that exploded racial tensions and perception in America.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780573701962
ISBN-10: 0573701962
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: November 14th, 2014
Pages: 94
Language: English