Join PlayMakers Repertory Company for a special matinee performance of “Detroit ’67,” a gripping play that explores the themes of racial relations and social justice, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. The performance will be followed by a Carolina Conversation, “Detroit ’67 to Charlotte ’16: Theatre sparks conversation on how we move forward.” Carolina Conversations are designed to facilitate discussions on difficult topics.
Two College of Arts and Sciences faculty — Jacqueline Lawton, assistant professor in dramatic art and dramaturg of this production, and Perry Hall, associate professor in the African, African American and diaspora studies department — will join Philip Meyer, professor of journalism emeritus (who received a Pulitzer Prize in 1968 for his coverage of the Detroit uprisings), to lead the conversation.
PlayMakers is offering a limited number of free tickets to the performance to students, faculty and staff to encourage as many people as possible to see this production before it closes on Sunday, Oct 2. (Use the code Carolina Conversation at playmakersrep.org or pick up a ticket in person at the Paul Green Theater after 12 p.m. on Saturday. Students, faculty and staff will need to show their One Cards.)
All are welcome to join the Carolina Conversation afterward (starting about 4:45 p.m.), around the issues of race and police brutality dramatized in the themes of “Detroit 67,” whether they have seen the show or not.
This Carolina Conversation event is sponsored by PlayMakers Repertory Company, the Office of the Chancellor and the College of Arts and Sciences.