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Detroit ’67



July, 1967 Detroit. 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. It tells the story of conflicting siblings against a backdrop of the race riots that shook Detroit Michigan, in the summer of 67. The play’s compelling characters struggle with racial tension and economic instability.

Character Breakdown

Chelle (F, Black, late 30s)
Lank (M, Black, early 30s)
Bunny (F, Black, early-mid 30s)
Sly (M, Black, late 30s)
Carolin (F, White, late 20s-early 30s)

Teacher Notes

Powerful play with excellent scenes.