Lisa D’Amour’s brutal, hilarious play Detroit is now showing at the National Theatre in a new production by Austin Pendleton, who directed its hugely acclaimed premiere at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre.
If you spent any of the long Jubilee weekend forcibly mixing with neighbours at suburban street parties or over the garden fence between downpours, the plot will surely resonate with you.
In a suburb of a mid-sized American city, Ben and Mary welcome their new neighbours, Sharon and Kenny, who have moved into the long-empty house next door. Fuelled by backyard barbecues and booze, their sudden friendship rapidly veers out of control, as inhibitions are obliterated and the fragility of Ben and Mary’s off-the-shelf lifestyle is laid bare.
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To celebrate Detroit’s premiere in London, the National Theatre are giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky Londonist reader. Simply enter your details into the form below and hit submit.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
The competition closes on Friday 15 June at 5pm. A winner will be picked at random and notified by email. Prize tickets are valid for all July performances until 14 July 2012, subject to availability. The prize is non-transferable and no cash equivalent is available.
Book tickets for Detroit at the National Theatre until 14 July. Tickets available from £12.