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, 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 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 (480) 350-2822 Link to high res images: Detroit ‘67 More Information: Visit 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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Directed by Tony Award Winning Director Diane Paulus
MARCH 15 – APRIL 14, 2019
PHOENIX, ARIZ. 11/20/18– Cirque du Soleil proudly announced its return to Phoenix with a new Big Top show, AMALUNA.  The critically acclaimed production will be opening in Phoenix on March 15, 2019 for an engagement of 38 performances under the iconic Yellow-and-Blue Grand Chapiteau at State Farm Stadium. Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil’s 33rd production AMALUNA is a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women. 
Presale available to Cirque Club members
November 20 – 25.
25% off Price Levels 1 -2-3 for all shows. 
General on sale will begin on November 26. 
Cyber Monday Offer on November 26 
25% off Price Levels 1 -2-3 for all shows. 
December Holiday Offer for December 5 – 30
20% off Price Levels 1-2-3 for weekday shows.
AMALUNA invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.  In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.
AMALUNA is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. AMALUNA is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.
For the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history, AMALUNA features a cast that comprises mostly women, with a 100% female band. “Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women,” explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville. “The show is a reflection on balance from a women’s perspective,” he adds. Director Diane Paulus, winner of a 2013 Tony Award (Pippin) and named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2014, says: “I didn’t want to build a ‘women’s agenda’ show. I wanted to create a show with women at the center of it, something that had a hidden story that featured women as the heroines.” Paulus drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show; including tales from Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Cirque du Soleil will be offering special holiday deals for the Phoenix run of AMALUNA. 
Holiday specials are available for purchase online only at
Cyber Monday (November 26)
25% off tickets in Price Levels 1-2-3 for all shows.
Holiday Offer (December 5 – 30) 
20% off tickets in Price Levels 1-2-3 for all weekday shows.
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Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in live entertainment. Established in Montreal, the Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to over 190 million spectators with productions presented in close to 450 cities in 60 countries. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group currently has over 4,000 employees, including 1,400 artists, from nearly 50 countries. 
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group creates content for a broad range of audacious projects. On top of producing world-renowned shows, the organization has extended its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please go to
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