Detroit, the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company production previously slated for Broadway, will instead make its New York debut with off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons in fall 2012. The play, by Lisa D’Amour, will be directed by Anne Kaufman and presented at the company’s Mainstage Theatre. Casting and additional details for Detroit, as well as five additional productions for Playwrights Horizons' 2012-2013 season, will be announced in the coming months.
Following a suburban couple who welcome their new neighbors over for an afternoon barbecue, Detroit examines the new friendship as they quickly spin out of control. The play's premiere production at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company in fall 2010 was directed by Austin Pendleton (Three Sisters, The Little Foxes) and starred Tony nominees Laurie Metcalf (November) and Kevin Anderson (Death of a Salesman, Come Back Little Sheba), along with Ian Barford (August: Osage County) and Kate Arrington (Happy Now?).
Obie Award winner Kauffman helms the current Playwrights Horizons production Maple and Vine. Playwrights Horizon's 2011-2012 season also includes the upcoming world premiere of Leslye Headland's Assistance, Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal and the world premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's Rapture, Blister, Burn.