Detroit' 67: Public announces complete cast

The Public Theatre have announced the full cast for their Public Lab world premiere production of Dominique Morisseau's Detroit' 67, opening at the Shiva Theater on 12 Mar 2013, following previews from 26 Feb 2013, and closing on 17 Mar 2013.

Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the cast features De'Adre Aziza, Francois Battiste, Brandon Dirden, Samantha Soule and Michelle Wilson.

Detroit' 67: It's 1967 in Detroit. Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over more much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.

The play is presented in association with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and The National Black Theatre.

The Public Lab season will also include 'Neva,' 'Old Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance),' the new musical 'Venice' and David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's 'Here Lies Love.'

Now in its sixth season, Public Lab at The Public provides audiences with access to new work and Shakespeare with low priced tickets and provides emerging and established artists with a platform to further develop their work on stage and in performances with scaled-down productions (shorter rehearsal periods and smaller budgets.)

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