Hilberry Theatre celebrates its 50th season with a Michigan premiere
The Hilberry Theatre will be celebrating its 50th season starting this fall. We welcome you to join us at the various events that will take place over the course of the season in addition to attending the fine productions we have planned. We recently announced that the Hilberry Company has been given the rare opportunity to host the Michigan premiere of the new play by Lisa D'Amour: Detroit. See below for more information about this exciting experience!
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Announcing the Michigan premiere of Detroit
The Hilberry Theatre is very excited to announce that we have been granted the rare opportunity to produce Lisa D'Amour's new play, Detroit, before its worldwide release! In honor of our 50th season, the Hilberry will mount a premiere production of the Pulitzer-Prize finalist in January 2013. After development at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, D'Amour's brutal, hilarious play makes its London premiere this summer at the National Theatre, and Playwright Horizons will host the New York premiere in August. But you can catch this provocative new comedy January 11 - April 15, 2013 right here in Midtown.
In a first-ring suburb just outside a city that could be Detroit (or any other metropolitan city), Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door and invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. As the action unfolds, we learn that Sharon and Kenny met in rehab, neither is employed, and they don't own a stick of furniture. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control, shattering the fragile hold Ben and Mary have on their way of life - with unexpected comic consequences. Detroit is a fresh, off-beat look at the seductive moment when we dare to open ourselves up to something new.
"Here is what's exciting," says director Lavinia Hart, "Lisa D'Amour is a living playwright; she's won an Obie Award; she's an interdisciplinary artist. She's going to take us to the edge of what's going on with playwrights of the here-and-now and how they reflect the world in which we live." D'Amour chose the title of the play even though the play doesn't necessarily have to be set in Detroit. "But the play is a Detroit story - we're a city bereft of revenue, neighborhoods, and opportunity. We live in a city of a dwindling work force, including firefighters and police officers, but Detroiters are survivors and their sense of humor is gritty and wry," says Hart.
Read more here.
Final weekend of Major Barbara
"The Hilberry company is always a joy to watch as they embrace new roles, new dialects and new dramatic situations. Edmund Alyn Jones, as Undershaft, gives us a likeable rascal and "Prince of Darkness" who perfectly complements Danielle Cochrane's Barbara - an intelligent and grounded "angel." Brent Griffith, as Adolphus Cusins, embraces his role as the scholar who does not take himself too seriously - yet seriously studies the world about him."
-Detroit Theater Examiner
Vanessa Sawson, Brent Griffith, Alec Barbour in "Major Barbara"
Read whole review here
. Remaining performances:Thursday, May 3 at 8 p.m.Friday, May 4 at 8 p.m.Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Photo credit: Jillian Zylinski
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