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Black Theatre Troupe & Tempe Center for the Arts Present Detroit '67

Black Theatre Troupe & Tempe Center for the Arts Present Detroit '67

Regional Premiere of Detroit ’67 Coming to Tempe Center for the Arts Feb. 22 – Mar. 17, 2019 TEMPE, AZ – Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) and Black Theatre Troupe announce their first co-production with the regional premiere of DETROIT ’67 by 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Dominique Morisseau, FEB. 22 – MAR. 17, 2019. “Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History," Detroit ’67 is a powerful play that unfolds during an explosive moment in Detroit when the soulful sounds of Motown are breaking records and breaking down barriers. Siblings Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, tensions escalate both in their home and in their community—and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 race riots. This powerful drama, making it’s Southwest premiere, is a journey to an important moment in history all set to the soundtrack of 1967. DETROIT ‘67 features Lillie Richardson as Chelle, Calvin Worthen as Chelle’s brother Lank, Alison Campbell as Caroline. Ashley Jackson appears as Bunny, and Cornelius Williams in the role of Sly. Ralph Remington, TCA Producing Artistic Director, will direct. The production runs FEB. 22 – MAR. 17, 2019 at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281. Tickets are $35 - $45 and are on sale at tempecenterforthearts.com, or by calling the TCA Box Office at (480) 350-2822. Student, Senior & Military discounts are available. DETROIT '67 CAST & CREATIVES Ralph Remington Director Lillie Richardson Chelle Calvin Worthington Lank Allison Campbell Caroline Ashley Jackson Bunny Cornelius Williams Sly DETROIT '67 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE  Fri., Feb. 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm Sun., Feb. 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm Fri., Mar. 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm Sat., Mar. 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm Sun., Mar. 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm Thurs., Mar. 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm Fri., Mar. 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm Sat., Mar. 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm Sun., Mar.10, 2019 at 2:00 pm Fri., Mar. 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm Sat., Mar. 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm Sun., Mar. 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm “CRACKLING WITH HUMOR! Fire up some Motown, get those hips moving and everything will work out fine.” - The New York Times, Read More “If Detroit '67's sequels prove as good as it does, the search for the next Wilson or Hansberry could nearly be over.” - Talkin’ Broadway, Read More "3 STARS! An endearing new play...it will draw you in!" - New York Post, Read More What: TCA and Black Theatre Troupe present Detroit ‘67 When: February 22 – March 17, 2019 Where: Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ Details: Tickets $35-$45 tempecenterforthearts.com/ (480) 350-2822 Link to high res images: Detroit ‘67 More Information: Visit www.tempecenterforthearts.com or follow us: Facebook: @tempecenterforthearts and @blacktheatretroupe Twitter: @tempearts and @AZBlackTheatre Instagram: @tempearts and @BlackTheatreTroupe About Dominique Morisseau Dominique Morisseau is a 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. Her works include Pipeline, for which she received Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations; The Detroit Projecttrilogy, consisting of Detroit '67, Paradise Blue,and Skeleton Crew; and Sunset Baby. In each of her plays, she aims to shed light on broken systems and hardships that affect life in urban African-American communities across various eras. She is set to make her Broadway debut this season as the book writer of Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations. Her work has been commissioned by Steppenwolf Theater, Women’s Project, South Coast Rep, People’s Light and Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Penumbra Theatre. She most recently served as Co-Producer on the Showtime series “Shameless”. Awards include: Spirit of Detroit Award, PoNY Fellowship, Sky-Cooper Prize, TEER Trailblazer Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, Audelco Awards, NBFT August Wilson Playwriting Award, Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, OBIE Award, Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship, and being named one of Variety’s Women of Impact for 2017-18. ### MEDIA CONTACTS: Laura Schairer, Audience Magnets 480.797.3111 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kelly Lovell-Taylor, Marketing and Public Relations Tempe Center for the Arts 480.350.5255 | 480.528.6446 mobile This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. About Tempe Center for the Arts sponsored by Northern Trust Tempe Center for the Arts celebrates creativity at the highest levels, drawing visitors as well as regional and national attention. Performances, activities, special events, adult, and exhibit programs and community outreach promote diversity and inclusion. MISSION: Tempe Center for the Arts is making waves in the desert by embracing art in all forms and all voices. About Black Theatre Troupe Since 1970, The Black Theatre Troupe has promoted excellence in the performing arts with an emphasis on people of color. From its proud but humble beginnings as a grassroots, creative outlet for restless, talented youth in the 70s, the Black Theatre Troupe is now a highly recognized theatre producing quality plays which reflect the heart and soul of the African-American experience.
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