American playwright Lisa D’Amour has described her play as being about ‘the opening up of the private self to the public self’.
This is a good ‘way in’ to appreciating this difficult, dense work if you decide to see DETROIT. The play’s biggest moments are when the characters unmask themselves from their public persona and reveal what is truly going on for them.
Two couples, Ben and Mary, and Sharon and Kenny, are living the American dream, setting up themselves in the new suburbia in downtown Detroit. The time period- circa the the nineteen sixties- signposted with the prevalence of Motown music in the soundscape. Continue reading Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit @ Eternity Playhouse