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“This scary-funny comedy . . . speaks to the fractious, frightened American moment more perceptively than any play I've seen on a New York stage.” ―Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“Detroit is a brilliantly observed piece of art about a particular time and place. That time is now--and by now I mean the current post-recessionary America. That place is a pair of backyards in the suburb of a great American city that has been rocked on its heels.” ―Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
Lisa D'Amour is an Obie Award–winning playwright and one half of PearlDamour, an interdisciplinary performance company she runs with Katie Pearl. Her work has been produced by theaters such as Steppenwolf Theatre, Children's Theater Company, Clubbed Thumb, the Walker Arts Center, and the Kitchen. D'Amour received her MFA in playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin and currently splits her time between Brooklyn and New Orleans.
It was rather depressing. I may think differently eventually, but the characters were not fully developed. The narrative was powerful and moved well.Published 9 months ago by Ruth-Hanna Strong
I was looking for a contemporary funny play. This isn't it. I found it forced in the situations, not surprising in the events, and empty in relationships. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sarah Stillion
Emotionally difficult content. I did not like or relate to any of the character. I have not seen it performed live, but would go and see the play because it is well written and... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Veronica L
I'm pretty clever in staging and I find it hard to see it as a practical script for stage. It's more written for film, and even then, it's a small story. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by Sheldon Metz
I'm harsh when it comes to plays, and this one didn't really make the cut for me. I liked sections of it rather than the whole thing. Don't let that deter you from reading it... Read morePublished on July 9, 2013 by Adam Griffin