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Sunday, September 20, 2020

TIME CHANGE Albion College Theatre Invites Live Audience to 'Detroit 67'  (Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

A fictional look at Michigan's past resonates with current issues as Albion College Theatre opens the 2020-21 season with a live performance of "Detroit 67," September 18-20. The public is invited to attend these free performances at 7 p.m. each night the west end of the Albion College Quadrangle, near the intersection of Huron and Cass Streets.


The play, written by Detroit native Dominique Morisseau, traces the experiences of two siblings living through the turbulent summer of 1967. Albion College theatre department chair Zach Fischer says that "Detroit 67" is one of the most exciting plays he's read in recent years, with themes relevant to a country struggling with race issues on a national level.


Social-distance guidelines will be strictly enforced for both the audience and the actors, to ensure a safe and enjoyable evening for all.


Being in front of an audience – and feeling a little closer to "normal" – says Fischer, is "a really hopeful thing. And if it goes off, it will be a really nice moment for theatre and for our campus and community who have been missing the experience of live performance. I hope people are inspired by it.”

"Detroit 67" includes strong language and is not suitable for children. Seating is on grass or concrete and audience members are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets. For more information, contact the Albion College Theatre department.

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