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Sun, Jun 25


The Boll Family Theatre (Downtown YMCA)


Before the glorious opening night, comes the gory rehearsal process.

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Jun 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Boll Family Theatre (Downtown YMCA), 1401 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA

About the Event

The Obsidian Theatre Festival returns for our 3rd season with this piece written by April Amara.

Alive! Theatre, a small, black theatre company in Poughkeepsie, New York,  is deep in the rehearsal process for a historically lauded American Classic, Only Two are Invited to Dinner. Suddenly, they receive word that the estate of the play’s legendary playwright has revoked their rights to the script after witnessing what they believe to be “a misunderstanding of authorial intent” by having an all-black cast. To save the already flailing company, artistic director Tommy enlists the help of world-renowned famous playwright, Marcel Lamareaux, to premiere his new play at Alive!, launching the theatre (and its actors) into stardom. But everything comes to head when Marcel sustains a possibly life-threatening injury in the midst of a tense workshop process and the company is left to decide how to proceed. Do they call an ambulance to save his life, damning the company in the process? Or can they come together to find a way to ensure all their big plans come to fruition… with or without Marcel Lamareaux?

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