Proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards the 5920 Second Ave. Building Maintenance Fund.
Reception - 7:30pm
Curtain - 8:30pm
Join Moratorium NOW and other social justice activists at the Detroit Repertory Theatre for an evening of entertainment and fun at a performance of Daupin Island, an African American adventure, comedy, and drama written by Detroit native, Jeffry Chastang.
Suspicion and fascination dovetail when Selwyn Tate(Jonathon West) interrupts the self-imposed isolation of Kendra (played by Yolanda Jack). Leaving behind a messy divorce and time spent living in his car in Detroit, he embarks on a trip for a new beginning. When his car breaks down, he happens on Kendra, a woman who has secluded herself in the Alabama woods.
The play follows the two displaced characters as their lives begin to unexpectedly intertwine and a romance emerges. The result is a loving look at humanity, but not the sort of saccharine love we so often see on the big and small screen. It is a look at the ability of those laid low to try and rebuild, both for themselves and others, and their willingness to both understand the faults of others and to be willing to help them recreate themselves.