New Play – Detroit ’67 Head to Harlem

Detroit '67

Detroit ’67


Detroit ’67 Head to Harlem

The much buzzed-about play “Detroit ‘67” by two-time NAACP Image Award recipient, Dominique Morisseau will open at the National Black Theatre on Saturday, March 23.

“Detroit ’67,” which was developed through the Public Theatre’s Emerging Writers Group, a co-production with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and the National Black Theatre, will play the Public through March 17, prior to transferring to the CTH March 23 – April 14.

Set in 1967 in Detroit, where Motown music is getting the party started, the play follows Chelle and her brother Lank, who are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. Always at odds, they fight over the future of the family trade. But when a mysterious white woman finds her way into their care and string of raids increases police brutality around the city, the siblings become divided over much more than business. Suddenly, they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 riots.

Scene from Detroit '67

Scene from Detroit ’67

The Show Schedule

March 23 through April 14

@ The National Black Theatre – 2033 Fifth Avenue at 125th Street in Harlem. Performance will take place Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturday at 1 pm. Tickets are $25 for adjusts and $20 for students and seniors may be purchased online at or by calling 866-811-4111.

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