The world premiere production of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ‘67 kicks off its run on February 26 at the Public Theater.
Tony nominee De’Adre Aziza (Passing Strange) stars as one of a pair of siblings who turn their basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman comes into their lives, their family business is at stake, as is their city when it faces the flames of the 1967 Detroit riots.
Joining Aziza in the first production of the Public’s spring 2013 season are Francois Battiste (Magic/Bird), Brandon Dirden (Clybourne Park), Samantha Soule (The Philanthropist) and Michelle Wilson.
Kwame Kwei-Armah directs the Public Lab production, which officially opens on March 12 and plays a limited engagement through March 17. Following its run, it will move uptown to the Classical Theatre of Harlem from March 23 through April 14.