Marquette Theatre presents ‘Detroit ’67’ in VIP Theatre production, April 14-23

April 10, 2023

Poster for "Detroit '67"MILWAUKEE — Marquette Theatre will present “Detroit ’67,” this season’s production in its Voices Included for People of Color (VIP) Theatre company, Friday, April 14, to Sunday, April 23, at the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre.

The VIP Theatre company serves historically excluded Black, Indigenous and people of color who self-identify as creators in all areas of theatre. VIP Theatre seeks to provide performance and career building opportunities for the Marquette and Milwaukee theatre communities; professional artists of color serve as role models for students and alumni.

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 pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the 1967 riots.

The show will run:

  • April 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m.
  • April 16, 23 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets prices range from $12 for students up to $20 for general audience and are available for purchase online through Marquette Theatre’s online box office service

For more information, call the Helfaer Theatre Box Office at (414) 288-7504 or visit the Helfaer Theatre Box Office website.

“Detroit ’67” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

About Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. Through the formation of hearts and minds, Marquette prepares our 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional students to lead, excel and serve as agents of positive change. And, we deliver results. Ranked in the top 20% of national universities, Marquette is recognized for its undergraduate teaching, innovation and career preparation as the sixth-best university in the country for job placement. Our focus on student success and immersive, personalized learning experiences encourages students to think critically and engage with the world around them. When students graduate with a Marquette degree, they are truly prepared and called to Be The Difference.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or