Detroit Script

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  • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

    In a first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door and invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. As the action unfolds, we learn that Sharon and Kenny met at rehab, neither is employed, and they don't have a stick of furniture. The quintessential backyard party turns quickly into something more dangerous- and filled with potential.

    3 Men, 2 Women

    "A sharp X-ray of the embattled American psyche as well as a smart, tart critique of the country's fraying social fabric, Ms. D'Amour's dark comedy is as rich and addictively satisfying as a five-layer dip served up with a brimming bowl of tortilla chips." -The New York Times