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WORLD PREMIERE
Detroit Red

Detroit Red

Before he was Malcolm X, he was Detroit Red.

US Flag FROM BOSTON
FEB 1 - 16, 2020


Critical Praise

"Power’s poeticized, episodic account of how Malcolm X learned what he learned, and how he became what he became, ultimately adds up to an engrossing portrait of the activist as a young man."
— The Boston Globe
"A fully-realized artistic exploration of a moment in time.
A verbally and visually poetic invocation of
Detroit Red’s thoughts and experiences.
Whatever you call their style of theater I want to see more of it.
I don’t know about Malcolm Little or Detroit Red,
but I think Malcolm X would have been proud."
— WBUR
"When the stage went dark, the audience sat in stunned silence
for nearly thirty seconds before applauding.
It is a rare treat to feel as though you've
taken a journey with those around you."
— Broadway World
"AMBITIOUS. OUTSTANDING.

Eric Berryman’s bravura performance comes off genuine and brutally honest.
Edwin Lee Gibson and Brontë England-Nelson play multiple characters throughout
the show displaying remarkable versatility and depth."
— METRMAG
"Eric Berryman delivers a lasting and incredibly powerful performance."
— Jared Bowen, WGBH
"POWERFUL. WHOLLY ORIGINAL."
— Joyce Kulhawik
"A brilliant script delivered by a small yet exceptionally talented cast, Detroit Red is not one to miss."
— Suffolk Journal


Previews & INTERVIEWS

When Malcolm X was Malcolm Little, and Roxbury was home
— Boston Globe
‘Detroit Red’ spotlights Malcolm X’s Hub experience
— Boston Herald
Malcolm X in Boston and Beyond
— Radio Open Source
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick and "Detroit Red"
— WGBH-TV Open Studio
Interview with Will Power & Eric Berryman
— WCVB-TV CityLine
Playwright Will Power
— Voices with Pebbles
‘Detroit Red’ playwright explores Malcolm X’s Boston years
— The Bay State Banner
Arts This Week: 'Gloria: A Life,' 'Detroit Red,' And 'Mean Girls'
— WGBH
Feature: Detroit Red - Playwright Will Power
— Theatre Talk
DETROIT RED: MALCOLM X COMES OF AGE IN BOSTON
— DigBoston


Audience Raves

"Intense. Insightful. At times uncomfortable like a great roller coaster ride Detroit Red leaves nothing to chance. Well done, Will Power. Boston hurry and get your tickets!"
- @FMLowery89
"It's great--highly recommended."
- Marilyn Bernstein, Facebook
"Really well written, and deep insight into what influences a person to become who they are. Great scenes and performances."
- Erin L. McCormack, Facebook
"Excellent performance!"
- Jo Ann Fitzgerald, Facebook
"A well acted roller coaster of Malcolm X life before he was Malcolm X! Intense!"
-@Afoodaficionado
"Go see Detroit Red. It’s beautiful and raw and painful and hopeful."
- @jendeaderick