SAN DIEGO – San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents “Detroit” by Lisa D’Amour as the fifth production of the company’s 38th season. Sam Woodhouse, co-founder and artistic director, San Diego REP, will direct the show. A young couple, Ben and Mary, are comfortably settled into their suburban lifestyle just outside a major American city. Then Sharon and Kenny, a pair of free spirits, suddenly move into the long-empty house next door. Ben and Mary break out the booze and fire up the backyard barbeque to welcome their new neighbors. As a full moon rises in the night sky, the real truth telling begins. Playwright Lisa D’Amour uses this setting to challenge the American cultural assumptions about status, comfort, ambition, and community. The New York Times says: “A friendly suburban barbecue spirals into a delirious, dangerous bacchanal in the superb play ‘Detroit.’”
Detroit runs through Sunday, March 16, 2014 in the Lyceum Space, The Lyceum Space San Diego REPertory Theatre 79 Horton Plaza San Diego, Calif. 92101-6144.