The world premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ‘67 opens on March 12 for a five-day run at the Public Theater.
Tony nominee De’Adre Aziza (Passing Strange) stars in this new drama about 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. The show is a co-production with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and will move to to the National Black Theatre following its run.
Kwame Kwei-Armah directs the Public Lab production, which 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.