Professional actors. Professional productions.


Written by Lisa D’Amour

Directed by Angie Toomsen

January 19–February 11, 2018


A Pulitzer Prize Finalist and one of The New York Times top ten plays of 2012


Fire up the grill... and expect fireworks! In a suburb of a mid-sized American city, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door and invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a cookout. But as this foursome bonds over backyard barbecues, the neighborly connection they find threatens to unravel the lives they’ve built and change them forever. Ecstatic and dangerously funny, Detroit rips up the floorboards to reveal the racing heart under the suburban dream.

Artistic Director Sean Lewis  says: "Detroit could stand in for Coralville or North Liberty in this visceral piece. Who are our neighbors? If you like your comedy to be smart, impolite and unapologetic you have found your show."

This play contains adult themes and harsh language.
Water-based haze effects will be used during the performance of this play.

Dates & Times

Friday, Jan. 19, 7:30 pm
Saturday, Jan. 20, 7:30pm
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2:00pm 
Thursday, Jan. 25, 7:30pm
Friday, Jan. 26, 7:30pm
Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:30pm
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2:00pm
Thursday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 2, 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 3, 7:30pm

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2:00pm

Thursday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 9, 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 10, 7:30pm Sunday, Feb. 11, 2:00pm

By phone at 319-338-7672, in person at the theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St, Iowa City,
Mon-Fri, 1pm-5pm 
or 1 hour before each show, or ONLINE*

Adults: $30 (Over 60/under 30, $28)

Youth (18 & under): $18

Thursday Student Special:  $12 (College students, please bring ID)

Student rush: $18 (any unsold tickets 10 mins before the show)

Groups (10+): call 319-338-7672 about your discount.

Veterans, military personnel & immediate family$24 (Blue Star discount)

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