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15 East Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202






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Plowshares Theatre Company exists for everyone

It provides a stage for those who never had one. It provides a platform for those who need one. It shines a spotlight on lessons learned by our ancestors. And it shines a light forward for the next generation to follow. It creates a safe space to start a dialogue and a place for the talent of Detroit to rise up and inspire.



The House That Will Not Stand is set in New Orleans in the early 1800s. Written by Marcus Gardley, it tells the story Beartrice, a free woman of color, managing her three headstrong daughters after the death of her wealthy lover. But as she takes her place as head of the household, a more ominous transfer of power is transpiring. The French-owned Louisiana Territory transitions to American rule, threatening the liberty of every Creole resident. Beartrice and her daughters navigate the complexities of race, power, and desire in a society where freedom ain’t free.
Plowshares Theatre Company, Michigan’s only professional African American theatre, is proud to present the Detroit premiere of this emotionally engaging play.

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The House That Will Not Stand

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