DGS Drama Presents Black History Play Detroit ‘67

DGS Drama Presents Black History Play Detroit ‘67

Watch our talented students in Detroit '67 on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.

Please note: Due to the weather, DGS canceled the Friday night showing in order for students to have dress rehearsal. The showing of Detroit '67 take place one night only on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.

In honor of Black History Month, South High Drama will present Detroit ‘67 by Dominique Morisseau. The performance will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at South High School (1436 Norfolk Street, Downers Grove, Ill. 60516).

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Prices include $10 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens, and free for District 99 with their school ID.

“Our students have been rehearsing diligently to bring Detroit ‘67 to life,” South High English & Communications teacher and Play Director Tiffany Rubin said. “We look forward to sharing this powerful story with our community.”

Synopsis: In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots. Detroit 67 explores a moment in history that exploded racial tensions and perception in America.

Director of the Play: Tiffany Rubin
Student Director: Goda Vertelka

Cast Members: (Names & Roles) 

  • Chelle: Farrah Moore
  • Lank: Lorenzo Hopkins
  • Bunny: Ahja Marshall
  • Caroline: Katie Sanchez
  • Sly: Kenneth Jordan

For more details, contact Student Activities Director Jennifer Martinez at jmartinez@csd99.org or 630-795-8508.