Feb. 14 – Mar. 10, 2019
In association with
The McCarter Theatre Center
By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Jade King Carroll
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes with 1 intermission
Contains smoke effects.
Recommended Ages: 16+
$100 | $75 | $50 | $30
Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice.
All Regular Season Student Seats $20.
Dominique Morisseau’s powerful Detroit ’67 unfolds during an explosive moment in U.S. history—the race riots that tore the city of Detroit apart. The story centers on Chelle and her brother Lank, who make ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours party. When a mysterious woman makes her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than family business.
HPL @ Hartford Stage
Hartford Public Library and Hartford Stage invite you to dig deeper into the world of the plays onstage. Take out a book today! Select books available at the theatre and at each Hartford branch library.
February 26, March 5 & 6
Join members of the cast and our Artistic staff for a free discussion, immediately following select 7:30 p.m. performances on Tuesday or 2 p.m. Wednesday matinees. FREE
Sunday Afternoon Discussion
Dr. Willie L. Hill Jr.
Dr. Willie Hill is Director of the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and a Professor in Music Education. He received his B.S. degree from Grambling State University and earned M.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Dr. Hill was a Professor in Music Education, and the Assistant Dean at the College of Music at the University of Colorado-Boulder for eleven years; and, Director of Education for the Thelonious Monk Institute in Los Angeles, California. He is Past-President of MENC: The National Association for Music Education (MENC); Past-President of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE); Past-President of the Colorado Music Educators Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society; and, was a member of the writing team for MENC’s Vision 2020. In January 2001, Dr. Hill was the recipient of the prestigious Lawrence Berk Leadership Award presented by the International Association for Jazz Education. Hill is listed in the first edition of Who’s Who among Black Americans, Who’s Who among International Musicians, and Who’s Who in America. For a full biography, see: https://www.umass.edu/music/member/willie-l-hill. Immediately following the 2 p.m. Matinee. FREE.
Hartford ’19 Panel Discussion
Monday, February 25, at 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:15 pm)
Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street, Hartford
The panel discussion will kick off with a song from popular Hartford hip-hop recording artist Tang Sauce. Please join us for an informal reception immediately following the discussion at 8:15 pm. FREE!
As the nation stands at a crossroads, Hartford Stage invites our community to attend Hartford ’19, a free panel discussion moderated by Dr. Stacey Close, Associate Vice President of Equity and Diversity at Eastern Connecticut State University, to grapple with these vital questions for our city. Local community leaders will discuss social justice, equity, and civic engagement in Hartford today.
Dr. Stacey Close, Associate Vice President of Equity & Diversity, ECSU
Dr. Benjamin Foster, Jr., Adjunct Prof. of African-American Studies, CCSU/Convener, Institute for Cross-Cultural Awareness
Rev. Maurice S. Porter, Pastor, Shiloh Baptist Church
Tenaya Taylor, Hartford Community Activist/Summer of Solutions Hartford
Hyacinth Yennie, Hartford Community Activist/Maple Avenue NRZ
Open Captioned Performances
March 3, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.
Audio Described Performances
March 9, 2:00pm
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE with admission.
Ginna Le Vine
Jade King Carroll
Dede M. Ayite
Hair & Makeup Designer
Leah J. Loukas
Laura Stanczyk, CSA
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Rick & Beth Costello
Assistant Production Sponsor