Free City-wide Tour Of “Detroit ’67,” Written By A Detroit Native, Starts July 23

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An award-winning play focusing on the events in 1967 written by an acclaimed Detroit native will have a series of shows around the city.

The Detroit Public Theatre has put together a tour of Detroit ’67, by playwright Dominique Morisseau.

Marking the 50 year commemoration of the summer of 1967 in Detroit, shows will be happening throughout the city running from July through October of this year.

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.

The schedule for the free public performances of Detroit ’67 is:

Sun., July 23 at noon: Gordon Park (12th and Clairmount Streets) in Detroit. In collaboration with the Detroit Historical Society

Wed., July 26 at 7:00 p.m.: North Rosedale Park Community House (18445 Scarsdale St.) in Detroit

Thurs., July 27 at 7:00 p.m.: North Rosedale Park Community House (18445 Scarsdale St.) in Detroit

Thurs., Aug. 10 at 7:00 p.m.: DIA Rivera Court

Wed., Oct. 4 at 6:00 p.m.: Renaissance High School (6565 W. Outer Dr.) in Detroit

Wed., Oct. 11 at 7:00 p.m.: Matrix Human Services – Osborn Neighborhood Alliance (13560 E. McNichols) in Detroit

Sat., Oct. 14 at 2:00 p.m.: Grosse Pointe War Memorial (32 Lake Shore Rd.) in Grosse Pointe Farms

Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis one hour before each performance.

The touring production was made a possible through an Arts Challenge grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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