Play About Detroit Riots Wins Kennedy Drama PrizeBreaking News
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Ms. Morisseau’s work looks at the Detroit riots of July 1967 through two black siblings who have inherited their home and have conflicting plans for how to use it and a battered white woman who was rescued by the brother and a friend and brought to the house. It was given its premiere in March 2013 by the Public Theater in a partnership with the Classical Theater of Harlem and the National Black Theater. It is the first installment in a three-play cycle about Detroit, Ms. Morisseau’s hometown.
The other finalists for the prize were “Appropriate,” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; “Fun Home,” by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori; “Party People,” by Universes, a performance ensemble, and “The Road Weeps, the Well Runs Dry,” by Marcus Gardley....
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