Skokie's Northlight Theatre to Present DETROIT '67, 11/8-12/15

September 11
1:03 PM 2013

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Midwest Premiere of Detroit '67 by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Ron OJ Parson. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from November 8-December 15, 2013. The Press Opening is Friday, November 15 at 7:30 pm.

It's 1967 and the world is changing around Chelle and Lank, who run an after-hours club in the basement of their late parents' house. Tensions mount when the siblings discover that their dreams have diverged, their tight-knit community is threatened by the arrival of an outsider, and the city around them erupts in violence. The music of Motown fuels this riveting new play set in America's Motor City.

The Northlight production marks the Midwest premiere of Detroit '67, which recently completed an acclaimed run in New York with The Public Theatre in conjunction with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and the National Black Theatre. Ron OJ Parson will make his Northlight directing debut with this powerful and Motown-infused production.

The cast includes: Tyla Abercrumbie (Chelle), Cassandra Bissell (Caroline), Kamal Angelo Bolden (Lank), Coco Elysses (Bunny) andKelvin Roston, Jr. (Sly).

The creative team for Detroit '67 includes: Jack Magaw (scenic), Nan Cibula-Jenkins (costumes), JR Lederle (lighting), Nick Keenan(sound), Christine Conley (wigs/makeup). The Stage Manager for Detroit '67 is Malcolm Ewen.

The Box Office is located at 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie. 847.673.6300; northlight.org

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