Lisa D’Amour’s new comedy Detroit will make its Broadway premiere this spring. An iconic American event, the backyard barbecue, is the backdrop for this suburban comedy about a married couple, Ben and Mary, who invites their new neighbors to an informal afternoon soiree.
Austin Pendelton will direct Lisa D’Amour’s comedy Detroit, which is about a couple that decides to invite the new neighbors over for a cookout. As new friendships start to form, the informal meeting also begins to veer into unexpected places. causing tensions, misunderstandings and outright mayhem.
Detroit was first produced at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre and starred Tony nominees Laurie Metcalf (November) and Kevin Anderson (Death of a Salesman, Come Back Little Sheba), along with Ian Barford (August: Osage County) and Kate Arrington (Happy Now?). This is D’Amour’s first Broadway show.
Playwright Lisa D’Amour
Director Austin Pendelton