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Detroit by Lisa D'Amour
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SKU:
DPS-978-0-8222-2919-3
UPC:
0179-ESCRIPT
Type:
Play
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$9.99
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THE STORY: 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 own a stick of furniture. The quintessential American backyard party turns quickly turns into something more dangerous-and filled with potential.

 

"...sly, timely and neatly surprising...very much an of-the-moment American play...D'Amour perfectly captures a certain pervasive lifestyle of today: atomized, mediated, ersatz and culturally leveled...cascading, hilarious monologues and minutely calibrated chitchat." -Time Out NY.

 

"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." -NY Times.

 

"...totally nails the great, deep malaise of middle-class suburbia, with a sustained energy and a wicked eye for telling details...funny as hell." -NY Post.

 

"...a tense, terrific, funny new play." -NY Observer.

 

"...savvy, frequently poetic, and ultimately bittersweet..." -TheaterMania.com.

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