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The Ensemble Theatre Presents Detroit ‘67 by Dominique Morisseau

The Ensemble Theatre continues its Follow the Dream 2015-2016 season lineup with Susan Smith Blackburn prize finalist, Playwright Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ’67, directed by Eileen J. Morris.

 It’s 1967 and almost every single Motown release has made the charts, yet the world is changing around Chelle and Lank,  who run an after-hours club in the basement of their late parents’ house. Tensions mount when the siblings discover that their dreams have diverged, and their tight-knit community is threatened by the arrival of a mysterious outsider, while the city around them erupts in violence. This powerful play that unfolds at an explosive moment in our history – the race riots that ravaged the city of Detroit in 1967 – set to a vibrant soundtrack of Motown hits of the day.

Cast members include: Kendrick “KayB” Brown, Cynthia Brown Garcia, Whitney Zangarine, Joseph “JoeP” Palmore, and LaKeisha Randle.

Previews: Saturday, March 19, 2016:8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 20, 2016:3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016: 7:30 p.m.

Show Run: March 24 – April 17, 2016

Thursdays: 7:30 p.m.

Fridays:  8:00 p.m.

Saturdays:  2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sundays: 3:00 p.m.

The Ensemble Theatre’s 2015-2016 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. United Airlines is the official airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre. Detroit ‘67 is generously underwritten by Chevron.

The Ensemble Theatre; 3535 Main St.; Houston, TX 77002; 713-520-0055; http://www.EnsembleHouston.com.

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