Detroit ‘67

Directed by Lisa Rothe

The year that changed everything for a family and a city

1967. The world is shifting for two siblings running an after-hours joint to make ends meet. Tensions mount when dreams diverge, their tight-knit community is threatened by an outsider and the streets erupt in violence in this riveting new play set to a driving Motown beat.


This powerful, tuneful drama about a family caught in an explosive moment in American history contains adult language and themes that make it most appropriate for patrons 14 years and older.

Please note: This production utilizes strobe lighting.

Run Time

2 Hours and 30 Minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.

“mind blowing!”

The Huffington Post

“[a] poetic play of fire-fueled dreams”

Star Tribune

Co-Produced by Carol Woods


“Detroit ’67” at PlayMakers inspires social change
By Keaton Eberly
The Daily Tar Heel
October 3, 2016

Detroit ’67, PlayMakers Repertory Company
By Garrett Southerland
Talkin’ Broadway
September 23, 2016

PlayMakers’ ‘Detroit ’67’ is a sobering commentary
By Roy C. Dicks
The News & Observer
September 21, 2016


The Bottled Tensions of an Era Explode in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Detroit ’67
By Byron Woods
September 21, 2016

Detroit ’67 play sparks Carolina Conversation on race
By Geneva Collins
University Gazette
October 11, 2016

Carolina Conversation: From Detroit ’67 to Charlotte ’16
By Geneva Collins
UNC College of Arts & Sciences
October 3, 2016


Another time, and our time: Play recalls Detroit in ’67
By Cliff Bellamy
The Herald Sun
September 15, 2016

Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ’67 Is Set During a Watershed Year in Her Hometown
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
September 14, 2016