Dark Comedy Detroit Challenges the American Dream
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The last date listed for Detroit was Sunday March 16, 2014 / 2:00pm.
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Featured review from Rita the DogRed Velvet
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As mentioned by another reviewer, if "rough" language offends you greatly, then this is not the show for you. Several audience members did not stay for the second act, probably because they couldn't see past the cursing. No, this play is not for the Disney crowd; it is, however, touching and hilarious and extreme, with great acting. Anyone who feels Summer Spiro is over-acting has not witnessed a bipolar person in full manic phase. She played the role of Sharon with incredible energy, yet still managed to bring pathos to her character in the quieter, more desperate moments. I've not seen her on stage before, but I will certainly look for her in the future. Jeffrey Jones is always a joy to watch, and his Kenny is both laid-back and intense at the same time. Lisel Gorell-Getz (recently wonderful in Moxie's SKINLESS) has a chameleon ability to take her repressed character (Mary), and make her believably transform from the uptight, backyard tea-party hostess casting aspersions on her unsettled young neighbors to a rowdy partier, breaking chairs and rocking the dance party. Steve Gunderson's quiet, reserved Ben is a treat, with dreams no one suspects and great comic timing. When he opens up about his real longings, it's equally amusing and charming. They all play off one another amazingly, bringing the play to a devastating-yet-enlightening conclusion. The play delivers a strong message about not only the physical and financial decay of the suburban "American Dream," but the flip side: that sometimes the pretensions need to be torn down, the facades burnt to the ground in order for relationships to survive, and that 'Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose...'
This production contains adult content and is best suited for people age 13 and older.
Thursday, March 6 @ 7:00pm before the 8:00pm show
Detroit playwright Lisa D’Amour believes everyone has a secret self. The REP’s Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse wants to know about the secret lives of San Diegians. Who better to reveal the hidden stories than a pair of professionals who speicalize in investigation? Sam’s guests are: San Diego District Attorney’s Office Chief Investigator Adolfo Gonzalez, a distinguished career officer with San Diego and National City Police Departments, and former FBI agent Lawerence Hamilton, who now runs his own full-service private investigation agency. Hear these experts reveal the what and why of the secrets our neighbors keep, and how they get caught.
Friday, March 7 after the 8:00pm show
After the show, join the actors from the cast of Detroit in an intimate conversation about this award-winning new play. Bring your provocative questions and comments. Hosted by The REP’s Casting Director Jacole Kitchen.
Saturday, March 8 @ 7:00pm before the 8:00pm show
Flashback to the sounds of the 1960’s with Dave Rivas and John Padilla. It’s a psychadelic, anti-establishment, free love, make love, not war movement with poetry and music from the turn on, tune in, drop out generation. Groovy Baby!
About the Ticket Supplier: San Diego Repertory Theatre
San Diego REP produces intimate, exotic, provocative theatre. They promote a more inclusive community through vivid works that nourish progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of our region.