written by Dominique Morisseau
directed by Noah Diaz
3225 California Street
Omaha, NE 68108
Auditions: Sunday, November 27 @ 1PM; Monday, November 28 @ 7PM
Production Dates: March 10 – April 2, 2017
Performances – Thursday – Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 6:00 p.m. with final Sunday (April 2) at 2:00 p.m.
Rehearsals will begin the week of January 30th, 2017
Audition Requirements: Cold readings from the script
Chelle (Michelle) – Female, African American, late 30s-40s. Strong, steadfast, firm, and not easily impressed.
Lank (Langston) – Male, African American, early 30s. Cool, loving, charismatic.
Bunny (Bonita) – Female, African American, 20s-late 30s. Fun, spunky, sexy, joyful.
Sly (Sylvester) – Male, African American, 20s-late 30s. Hip, slick, and sweet-talking.
Caroline – Female, Caucasian, 20s-early 30s. Troubled, dangerous.
In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pentup feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 riots.