Detroit Public Theatre opens new Midtown home with ‘Mud Row’

MUD ROW at DPT's new Midtown home. (DPT)

DETROIT – The award-winning Detroit Public Theatre has opened its first show at its new home in Midtown.

The new theatre location, at 3960 Third Street at Selden, is a 200+ seat black box theatre, which includes about 100 more seats than the theatre’s previous inside the Max M. Fisher Music Center, home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The site, an old garage and English muffin factory built in 1919, has been converted into a 7,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art performing arts hub with plenty of moving parts.

The first show, “Mud Row,” opened on Sept. 21, and runs through Oct. 30. It was created by Detroit playwright Dominique Morisseau, a multiple TONY Award winner and MacArthur Genius Award-winning writer of international acclaim, who also serves as Detroit Public Theater’s Executive Artistic Producer.

“Mud Row,” directed by Lamar Perry, weaves a compelling and hopeful story of sisterhood, love, forgiveness and shared heritage when two high-spirited sisters learn that one of them inherits their grandmother’s house.  The cast features local and national talent, with several members of the cast returning home to Detroit following national theatre debuts.

“Dominique Morrisseau is one of our nation’s greatest playwrights, and a member of the artistic leadership team at DPT.  It is an honor to produce Dominique’s work in her beloved hometown, and to be able to share her work with Detroit audiences, whose stories are reflected on our stage.” said Courtney Burkett, Producing Artistic Director of Detroit Public Theatre.  “We are thrilled to open the new home of Detroit Public Theatre  with the Michigan premier of ‘Mud Row’.”

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