Downers Grove South to stage 'Detroit '67'

 
Submitted by Downers Grove South High
Updated 1/30/2019 12:00 PM
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In honor of Black History Month, Downers Grove South High Drama will present "Detroit '67" by Dominique Morisseau.

"Our students have been rehearsing diligently to bring 'Detroit '67' to life," said Tiffany Rubin, South High English and communications teacher and the play's director. "We look forward to sharing this powerful story with our community."

It will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at South High School, 1436 Norfolk St.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Prices are $10 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens, and free for District 99 with their school ID.

In 1967 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 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.

"Detroit '67" explores a moment in history that exploded racial tensions and perception in America.

The cast includes: Farrah Moore as Chelle, Lorenzo Hopkins as Lank, Ahja Marshall as Bunny, Katie Sanchez as Caroline and Kenneth Jordan as Sly.

The director is Tiffany Rubin and student director is Goda Vertelka.

For information, contact Jennifer Martinez at jmartinez@csd99.org or (630) 795-8518, or visit www.csd99.org.

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