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Detroit

By Lisa D'Amour

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Format: Paperback / softback, 63 pages
Published In: United States, 23 July 2014
In a first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, 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 at rehab, neither is employed, and they don't own a stick of furniture. The quintessential American back-yard party turns quickly turns into something more dangerous-and filled with potential

About the Author

Lisa D'Amour is an Obie Award-winning playwright and one half of PearlDamour, an interdisciplinary performance company she runs with Katie Pearl. Her work has been produced by theaters such as Steppenwolf Theatre, Children's Theater Company, Clubbed Thumb, the Walker Arts Center, and the Kitchen. D'Amour received her MFA in playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin and currently splits her time between Brooklyn and New Orleans.

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"This scary-funny comedy . . . speaks to the fractious, frightened American moment more perceptively than any play I've seen on a New York stage." "--"Charles Isherwood, "The New York Times""" ""Detroit "is a brilliantly observed piece of art about a particular time and place. That time is now--and by now I mean the current post-recessionary America. That place is a pair of backyards in the suburb of a great American city that has been rocked on its heels." --Chris Jones, "The Chicago Tribune""" ""

EAN: 9780822229186
ISBN: 0822229188
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service
Dimensions: 1.6 x 33.9 x 48.4 centimetres (0.51 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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