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Detroit ’67 at The Aurora Theatre – Bay Area Premiere!
August 31, 2018 - October 7, 2018
“A DIRECT HEIR TO THE MAGICAL WORDSMITHS NAMED LORRAINE
HANSBERRY, TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, AND AUGUST WILSON.” — HUFFINGTON POST
BAY AREA PREMIERE! Aurora Theatre presents, from the author of the hit Temptations musical Ain’t Too Proud, and the Obie- award winning Skeleton Crew, comes Detroit ‘67. It’s 1967, Motown music rules, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by holding after-hours dance parties in the basement of their home. But when Lank shelters a battered white woman, the siblings clash over more than the family business and the riots burning the black neighborhoods of their city.
Detroit ‘67 is a redemptive story of family and survival, and was the winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.