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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.

 

A POWERFUL, POIGNANT DRAMA

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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