Now in its 63nd season, the company continues its tradition of highlighting local playwrights and actors through thought-provoking plays
About This Deal
- Seating: best available to any 2019–2020 performance
- What’s included: a glass of champagne
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- Must reserve tickets together to sit together
Detroit Repertory Theatre – 2019–2020 Season
- Channel Cat (November 7–December 29): This play is set in the small town of Mound Bayou, Mississippi—the Cully Shack BBQ Joint, to be exact. When the sherrif visits for a late-night snack, he unearths a long-buried secret that will upset the town.
- The Puppeteer (January 9–March 15): 1920s jazz singer Constance is the protagonist of this story, which follows the family name through five generations spanning the Harlem Renaissance through today.
- Rules for Active Shooters (March 26–May 17): While shopping for Christmas gifts, a woman finds herself in an active shooter situation and confronts the assailant, giving the audience a peek into the motives behind the heinous act.
- Life on the Moon (May 28–June 28): This play follows a young soldier who comes home from the military to help care for his sister, who is autistic.
Need To Know
About Detroit Repertory Theatre
Although the Detroit Repertory Theatre packs plenty of laugh-grabbers and tear-jerkers into each season, its artists have more on their minds than just entertaining theatergoers. The actors, playwrights, producers, and directors of the Repertory want to unite all Metropolitan Detroit communities under a banner of creativity. It's a lofty ambition, but the theater hasn't lost focus on that goal since it first opened in 1957. As the oldest non-profit professional theater company in the state, it prides itself on having weathered storms economic, social, and literal, and continues to produce four shows a year that remind audiences of the power of live performance.
Those shows often feature scripts from the most promising talents in the Midwest, and aim to be as thought-provoking as they are engaging. The theater follows practices of ethnicity- and gender-blind casting whenever possible, ensuring that the people on stage represent the range of people in the audience. And that dedication to community extends beyond the footlights—the theater welcomes play submissions from local writers, and displays pieces from Michigan artists in the lobby.