Motown Legend: Leonard Patton
Saturday, February 22 @ 7pm before the 8pm show
The Motor City is the birthplace of the 1970s Motown sound. Jump on a time machine and shake a tailfeather to live Motown’s oldies sound with San Diego sensation, LEONARD PATTON. Patton was just named San Diego U-T’s 2014 Three Faces to Watch in Pop & Jazz. His albums Love, Life & Song and Expressions are testaments to his rich, smoky voice, unique style and sensation scat that have made him a leader in San Diego’s jazz scene.
Wicked Wednesday: National Comedy Theatre
Wedenesday, February 26 @ 6pm before the 7pm show
The longest-running improv team in San Diego takes over the stage in the Lyceum lobby! NATIONAL COMEDY THEATRE is acclaimed for the humor and topicality of their short form sketches that are invented on the spot, based entirely on suggestions from you in the audience. Inspired by the surburban location of the play Detroit, tonight's sketches will focus on neighbors, secrets, marriage and shenanigans in the burbs.
Talkin' Theatre with Todd
Thursday, February 27 @ 7pm before the 8pm show
Join Associate Artistic Director TODD SALOVEY and Detroit actor ROBERT BENEDETTI for a facinating conversation about the actor's creative process. Benedetti is the author of six books on acting and a teacher of acting across America for over 50 years. Salovey has been teaching acting at UCSD for 24 years. Find out how the pros teach the craft of acting to those that dream of success on the stage or screen. A rare chance to hear the inside story from those on the Inside.
Thursday, March 5 @ 6pm before the 7pm show
There is no better icon of the suburbs than neighbors gathered around a BBQ grill. Have a taste of the American Dream with mouth-watering pulled pork, macaroni and cheese and other comfort foods. We provide the napkins!
Sam's Salon: Secret Session
Thursday, March 6 @ 7pm before the 8pm show
Detroit playwright Lisa D'Amour believes everyone has a secret self. The REP's Artistic Director SAM WOODHOUSE wants to know about the secret lives of San Diegians. Who better to reveal the hidden stories than a pair of professionals who speicalize in investigation? Sam's guests are: San Diego District Attorney's Office Chief Investigator ADOLFO GONZALEZ, a distinguished career officer with San Diego and National City Police Departments, and former FBI agent LAWERENCE HAMILTON, who now runs his own full-service private investigation agency. Hear these experts reveal the what and why of the secrets our neighbors keep, and how they get caught.
Meet the Artists
Friday, March 7 after the 8pm show
After the show, join the actors from the cast of Detroit in an intimate conversation about this award winning new play. Bring your provocative questions and comments. Hosted by The REP’s Casting Director JACOLE KITCHEN.
Amigos Del REP
Saturday, March 8 @7pm before the 8pm show
Flashback to the sounds of the 1960's with DAVE RIVAS and JOHN PADILLA. It's a psychadelic, anti-establishment, free love, make love, not war movement with poetry and music from the turn on, tune in, drop out generation. Groovy Baby!
Speak Up Saturday
Saturday, March 15 @ after the 2pm show
Each show in our season was selected because it sparked an inspiring dialogue amongst REP staff. Now it's your turn! Stay after the show and share your experience with fellow curious souls in a free-form conversation. REP literary manager DANIELLE WARD hosts a safe space for you to candidly discuss your response to the work with your fellow audience members. What you hear may surprise you!