Playwright Lisa D’Amour counts Minneapolis as one of the cities that nurtured her as an artist -- she spent a crucial period working on her craft as a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights Center more than a decade ago. So D’Amour is understandably psyched up to have a play back on a Minneapolis stage. Her off-Broadway hit, “Detroit,” opens at the Jungle Theater on Friday, directed by Joel Sass. D’Amour, who generally favors a little magical realism, mixing absurdity with naturalism, describes “Detroit” as perhaps her most mainstream work. Set in a suburb of a midsized Midwestern city, it’s about two couples who each yearn to be the other couple. Ben and Mary are hunkered down in hard times. They are cheered, though, that two younger and free-spirited folks have moved into the empty house next door. Sharon and Kenny are fresh out of rehab but they haven’t lost any of their crazy zeal. Graydon Royce
Review: The Jungle Theater’s production hits every note in Lisa D’Amour’s funny, tragic, audacious play about the destruction of neighborhood integrity in America. This play grabs you and demands a response. (Graydon Royce)
Price: $25 - $43
2951 Lyndale Av. S.Minneapolis, MN
Date: Ended 05/25/14
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