Showing:February 22 - March 16, 2014
About the Show
The Obie winner and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize is a playful and primal cocktail about the American dream and the pursuit of happiness. Ben and Mary are a couple comfortably settled into their suburban American lifestyle. One day the free spirits Sharon and Kenny suddenly move into the long–empty house next door. Ben and Mary break out the booze and fire up the backyard barbeque to welcome their new neighbors.
As a full moon rises in the sky, their friendly barbeque party begins to spiral into a delirious dangerous bacchanal. New friendships veer out of control,a fragile suburban ecosystem is turned upside down and the real truth telling begins. With biting humor, playwright D’Amour challenges American cultural assumptions about status, comfort, ambition, and community.
Her new dark comedy says “Everyone has a secret self.” Detroit invites the audience to ponder the question: “If you could reinvent yourself starting today, whowould you be?”
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