February 5 through 28, 2016
DETROIT ’67 lacks the plot and writing dynamics that make for great plays. It gets a better production at Karamu than the script probably is due. For this, the director and cast get a great deal of credit.
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.
Although not the strongest of scripts, it is what the cast and crew does with the material that makes this gritty tale of love and friendship conquering all adversity so compelling to watch. You find yourself being swept along with the story. This show should have a full house at each performance.
There are two crises at work in Detroit ’67 by Dominique Morisseau, now at Karamu House. But the interplay between the two events—one personal and one community-wide— doesn’t exactly benefit either one. In fact, they actually minimize each other, which is clearly not the intent.