By Ebony Road Players
A play by Dominique Morisseau, Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History!
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.
“CRACKLING WITH HUMOR! Fire up some Motown, get those hips moving and everything will work out fine.”
- The New York Times
Showtimes: October 6, 7, 8, 12, 13 & 14 Thu-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm
By the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archive
This film cronicals the 1967 uprising in Grand Rapids 50 years ago. The Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives, the Ebony Road Players, and SITELAB have come together to present this space and presentation to the community. Community members discuss the uprising, speculate on the causes and reflect on the results of three days of unrest.
Friday, September 29, 7-10pm
By the Caribbean Coalition for the Arts & Culture
A creative community celebration featuring art, music, and food.
Saturday, September 30, 7-11pm