- By Dominique Morisseau
- Directed by Kamilah Forbes
In association with Detroit Public Theatre
After the death of their parents, siblings Chelle and Lank (named for poet Langston Hughes) make ends meet by hosting late-night parties in the basement of their childhood home. In 1967 Detroit the latest sounds of Motown echo from the record player, but the risk of their unofficial nightclub is high, given the intensifying police presence in the all black neighborhood. The danger increases when Lank rescues a battered white woman, and relationships between black and white, brother and sister, friend and stranger begin to shift. The music and politics of the Motown era sizzle in the background of this sharp-eyed drama that explores one family’s survival.
“A poetic play of fire-fueled dreams and frustrated love that is set against a backdrop of historic social unrest in Motown.”—Star Tribune
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