|cast of Detroit|
The Philadelphia Theatre Company, at home in the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Broad and Lombard Streets, is presenting the Pulitzer Prize nominated Detroit to inaugurate its 40th Anniversary season. The play will be performed through November 9. The all-star cast of Geneviève Perrier (Mary), Steven Rishard (Ben), K.O. DelMarcelle (Sharon), Matteo J. Scammell (Kenny) and Tom McCarthy (Frank) present a study of dysfunction in middle class suburbia. Ben and Mary befriend new neighbors who move into the vacant house next door. It does not take long for the thin veneer of respectability that is within each one’s grasp to slowly peel away. It does so, however, in unexpected ways, both disconcerting and unsettling. Your vision of a perfect backyard barbecue may never be the same. There are a series of special events scheduled during October. If you are planning to attend on Tuesday October 21, you will have a chance to hear a panel discussion immediately following the performance with leaders who will discuss the ideas and issues raised by the production. Audience members attending the Saturday October 25 matinee will have an opportunity for a post-matinee backstage tour of the set to learn how this very effective set was conceived by Set Designer Vince Mountain and Lighting Designer Nicole Pearce as well as how the crew runs the show. On Thursday, October 30, following the evening performance, join the members of the cast and creative team for a post-show discussion. For more information or tickets, call 215-985-0420 or visit online at PhiladelphiaTheatreCompany.org.