Detroit Public Theatre introduces theater culture to residents


TRAVELING NORTHBOUND OR
SOUTHBOUND, USE WOODWARD AS A SOUTHBOUND, USE WOODWARD AS A
DETOUR. DETOUR.
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>>Evrod: ALL RIGHT, KIM, THANK>>Evrod: ALL RIGHT, KIM, THANK
YOU VERY MUCH! YOU VERY MUCH!
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, IF YOU IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, IF YOU
LOVE THEATER, THEN THIS IS UP LOVE THEATER, THEN THIS IS UP
YOUR ALLEY. YOUR ALLEY.
IF YOU NEVER ATTENDED A PLAY, IF YOU NEVER ATTENDED A PLAY,
IT’S YOUR CHANCE TO DO SO AS IT’S YOUR CHANCE TO DO SO AS
WELL. WELL.
A LOCAL NONPROFIT IS BRINGING A LOCAL NONPROFIT IS BRINGING
AFFORDABLE THEATER TO THE CITY AFFORDABLE THEATER TO THE CITY
OF DETROIT AND GETTING EVERYBODY OF DETROIT AND GETTING EVERYBODY
INVOLVED. INVOLVED.
>>IT’S A SMALL PROFESSIONAL>>IT’S A SMALL PROFESSIONAL
THEATER COMPANY AND FOCUS ON THEATER COMPANY AND FOCUS ON
DETROIT STORIES AND STORIES THAT DETROIT STORIES AND STORIES THAT
RESONATE FOR DETROITERS. RESONATE FOR DETROITERS.
>>Evrod: DETROIT PUBLIC THEATER>>Evrod: DETROIT PUBLIC THEATER
IS BACK IN PRODUCTION BRINGING IS BACK IN PRODUCTION BRINGING
WORLD CLASS PRODUCTIONS TO THE WORLD CLASS PRODUCTIONS TO THE
HEART OF THE CITY. HEART OF THE CITY.
PEOPLE CAN ENJOY PLAYS RIGHT PEOPLE CAN ENJOY PLAYS RIGHT
HERE AT THE DETROIT SYMPHONY HERE AT THE DETROIT SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA. ORCHESTRA.
>>WE SAW A WHOLE IN THE>>WE SAW A WHOLE IN THE
CULTURAL LANDSCAPE IN DETROIT CULTURAL LANDSCAPE IN DETROIT
AND FELT WE WANTED DETROIT TO AND FELT WE WANTED DETROIT TO
HAVE A WORLD CLASS THEATER. HAVE A WORLD CLASS THEATER.
>>Evrod: THIS IS ABOUT MORE>>Evrod: THIS IS ABOUT MORE
THAN JUST THEATER. THAN JUST THEATER.
THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION IS THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION IS
BRINGING THEATER TO THE PEOPLE, BRINGING THEATER TO THE PEOPLE,
CONNECTING THE CULTURE WITH CONNECTING THE CULTURE WITH
THOSE WHO MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE THOSE WHO MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE
EXPERIENCE IT. EXPERIENCE IT.
>>WE CONNECT THOSE PLAYS TO OUR>>WE CONNECT THOSE PLAYS TO OUR
COMMUNITIES. COMMUNITIES.
WE GO INTO THE DETROIT PUBLIC WE GO INTO THE DETROIT PUBLIC
SCHOOLS WITH OUR ARTISTS AND WE SCHOOLS WITH OUR ARTISTS AND WE
WORK ON THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN WORK ON THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN
THE PLAYS AND SOCIAL STUDIES AND THE PLAYS AND SOCIAL STUDIES AND
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND WE CONNECT ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND WE CONNECT
THE KIND OF VIBRANCY THAT A PLAY THE KIND OF VIBRANCY THAT A PLAY
CAN GIVE TO AN HISTORICAL MOMENT CAN GIVE TO AN HISTORICAL MOMENT
TO THE STUDENTS. TO THE STUDENTS.
WE CREATE CONVERSATIONS IN THE WE CREATE CONVERSATIONS IN THE
CLASSROOM. CLASSROOM.
>>WE BRING ACTORS AND ARTISTS>>WE BRING ACTORS AND ARTISTS
INTO THE SCHOOLS AND SHARE SOME INTO THE SCHOOLS AND SHARE SOME
OF THE SCENES, BUT THEN THEY OF THE SCENES, BUT THEN THEY
COME TO THE THEATER AND SEE THE COME TO THE THEATER AND SEE THE
FULLY REALIZED PERFORMANCE AND FULLY REALIZED PERFORMANCE AND
IT’S REALLY EXCITING FOR THEM IT’S REALLY EXCITING FOR THEM
BECAUSE THEY SEE THEMSELVES AND BECAUSE THEY SEE THEMSELVES AND
THEIR FAMILIES REPRESENTED ON THEIR FAMILIES REPRESENTED ON
THE STAGE. THE STAGE.
>>AND IT’S IMPORTANT THEY HAVE>>AND IT’S IMPORTANT THEY HAVE
TO THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO TO THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO
THIS SPACE AND SEE A SHOW AS THIS SPACE AND SEE A SHOW AS
OPPOSED TO JUST BRINGING IT TO OPPOSED TO JUST BRINGING IT TO
THE SCHOOLS SO THAT THEY’RE ABLE THE SCHOOLS SO THAT THEY’RE ABLE
TO HAVE A CULTURAL EXPERIENCE IN TO HAVE A CULTURAL EXPERIENCE IN
A VENUE LIKE THIS AND KNOW IT’S A VENUE LIKE THIS AND KNOW IT’S
FOR THEM AND THAT WE’RE GIVING FOR THEM AND THAT WE’RE GIVING
THEM THAT OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP THEM THAT OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP
THAT LOVE OF ART. THAT LOVE OF ART.
>>WE ALSO BRING OUR PLAYS OUT>>WE ALSO BRING OUR PLAYS OUT
INTO THE COMMUNITIES WITH FREE INTO THE COMMUNITIES WITH FREE
TOURS. TOURS.
>>Evrod: THAT WAY EVERYONE HAS>>Evrod: THAT WAY EVERYONE HAS
A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THE A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THE
THEATER WHETHER THEY CAN AFFORD THEATER WHETHER THEY CAN AFFORD
IT OR NOT. IT OR NOT.
THOSE WHO CANNOT COME TO THE THOSE WHO CANNOT COME TO THE
THEATER, DETROIT PUBLIC THEATER THEATER, DETROIT PUBLIC THEATER
GOES TO THEM. GOES TO THEM.
>>WE HAVE A SHAKESPEAREAN>>WE HAVE A SHAKESPEAREAN
PRISON PROGRAM THAT CONNECTS PRISON PROGRAM THAT CONNECTS
WITH OUR INMATE ENSEMBLES, 90% WITH OUR INMATE ENSEMBLES, 90%
WHO WILL BE RETURNING HOME TO WHO WILL BE RETURNING HOME TO
THEIR COMMUNITIES. THEIR COMMUNITIES.
TICKETS RANGE FROM $20 UP TO TICKETS RANGE FROM $20 UP TO
$47.50. $47.50.
WE’RE A PUBLIC THEATER AND WANT WE’RE A PUBLIC THEATER AND WANT
THE PUBLIC TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC TO HAVE ACCESS TO
THIS RIVETING AND RELEVANT WORK. THIS RIVETING AND RELEVANT WORK.
>>Evrod: FOR THESE THREE LADIES>>Evrod: FOR THESE THREE LADIES
THEY FOUND A WAY TO FULFILL THEY FOUND A WAY TO FULFILL
THEIR PASSION AND GIVE BACK TO THEIR PASSION AND GIVE BACK TO
THE COMMUNITY. THE COMMUNITY.
THE DETROIT PUBLIC THEATER IS THE DETROIT PUBLIC THEATER IS
KICKING OFF THE 5th SEASON WITH KICKING OFF THE 5th SEASON WITH
“PARADISE BLUE”, STARTED LAST “PARADISE BLUE”, STARTED LAST
FRIDAY AND CONTINUES THROUGH FRIDAY AND CONTINUES THROUGH
THIS WEEKEND. THIS WEEKEND.
FOUR PAIR OF TICKETS FOR FREE, FOUR PAIR OF TICKETS FOR FREE,
GO TO OUR LOCAL 4 FACEBOOK PAGE GO TO OUR LOCAL 4 FACEBOOK PAGE
AND TELL US WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT AND TELL US WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT
THEATER. THEATER.
>>Rhonda: WHAT AN OUTSTANDING>>Rhonda: WHAT AN OUTSTANDING
PROGRAM! PROGRAM!
>>Evrod: AND THEY PERFORM NOT

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