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Dominique Morisseau's "Skeleton Crew" at Detroit Public Theatre in 2017. (Photo: Chuk Nowak / Courtesy of Detroit Public Theatre)

Detroit Public Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season

The season will feature works by Dominique Morisseau, Martin McDonagh, Molly Smith Metzler, Todd Almond, and Matthew Sweet.

DETROIT: Detroit Public Theatre (DPT) has announced its 2018-19 season, which will be the company’s fourth. The season will feature four productions.

“All of us at Detroit Public Theatre are proud and excited to share a fourth season of bold, relevant plays with our growing audience,” said co-founder and co-producing artistic director Sarah Winkler in a statement.

The season will open with Pipeline (Oct. 4-Nov. 4) by Dominique Morisseau, about an inner-city public school teacher who is committed to her students and desperate for her son to have the opportunities that her students may not have. Candis C. Jones will direct.

Next will be Cry It Out (Nov. 15-Dec. 9) by Molly Smith Metzler, about two new mothers who bond over their experiences of parenthood. Co-producing artistic director Courtney Burkett will direct.

Following will be Girlfriend (March 21-April 14, 2019), a rock musical with a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet. It is inspired by Sweet’s album Girlfriend and follows two teenage boys after they graduate high school. Joe Bailey will direct.

The season will close with The Beauty Queen of Leenane (May 2-26, 2019) by Martin McDonagh, a comedic drama that takes place in the mountains of Connemara, Ireland, that focuses on the toxic yet caring relationship between Maureen Foley and her mother Mag.

Founded in 2015, Detroit Public Theatre produces nationally recognized plays and programs in Midtown Detroit.

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