Detroit Public Theatre presents

Detroit ’67

Co-sponsored by Friends of the Alger Theatre

October 14, 2017

Free and open to the public
Pre-registration is not available; tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis one hour before the performance

Detroit Public Theatre is pleased to present a city-wide tour of Detroit ’67, the award-winning play written by internationally acclaimed, native Detroit playwright, Dominique Morisseau. Marking the 50-year commemoration of the summer of 1967 in Detroit, Detroit Public Theatre invites the public to attend the free performances scheduled in neighborhoods throughout Detroit from July through October 2017. This touring production was made a possible through an Arts Challenge grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Detroit ’67, which received the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, explores an explosive and decisive moment in a great American city. The play's compelling characters struggle with racial and economic inequity in a work grounded in history that invites meaningful dialogue on these ongoing and pressing issues in America today.

Detroit '67 is one of the cultural events of Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward: A Community Engagement Project. The project, convened by the Detroit Historical Society, brings together diverse voices and communities around the effects of the historic crisis in Detroit in 1967 and invites our communities to find our place in the present and inspire the future.