Written by Dominique Morisseau Directed by Jiles R. King, II
Fort Worth, TX – Celebrating 37 years of theatrical excellence, the award-winning Jubilee Theatre revisits a pivotal time in American history with Dominique Morisseau’s gripping Detroit ’67. Set against the backdrop of the Detroit riots, Morisseau’s Edward M. Kennedy Prize winning story remains eerily relevant today. The world is shifting for two siblings, who are running an after-hours joint in their basement to make ends meet. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, tensions mount when dreams diverge, their tight-knit community is threatened and the streets erupt into violence in this riveting play set to a driving 60’s Motown beat. “Detroit ‘67” is directed Jiles R. King, II, who last directed Jubilee’s sold out Musical Spotlight Series production “Gospel…Hallelujah!”. This biting production stars an ensemble of five actors, many who are familiar to the Jubilee Theatre stage, JuNene K (Chelle), Bryan Pitts (Lank), Cherish Robinson (Bunny), Orlando Valentino (Sly) and Katreeva Phillips (Caroline). The remaining creative team includes set and costume design by Amy Poe, lighting design by Jordan Smith, sound design by David Lanza, technical direction by Charlie Porter and stage management by Michael Spencer. “Detroit ‘67” runs January 26-February 25, 2018 at the Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Evening performances are at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Matinee performances are at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Press night is Friday, February 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm.
Tickets may be purchased online at jubileetheatre.org, in person at the theater Box Office, located at 506 Main Street or by calling 817-338-4411. Box Office hours of operation are Tuesday – Friday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and one hour before each performance. Jubilee Theatre, the Fort Worth/Dallas area’s only African-American theater producing a full season of shows, exists to create and present theatrical works that reflect the African-American experience. Located at 506 Main Street in Sundance Square, downtown Fort Worth, Jubilee Theatre is easily accessible from anywhere in the DFW metroplex. Stay connected with Jubilee Theatre socially on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube