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Palmer Park

The Park Players are proud to announce our next production:

The USA Community Theatre Premier of

PALMER PARK by Joanna McClelland Glass

About the Play

In 1967 there were riots in 59 US cities, the worst of which was “The Rebellion” in Detroit, Michigan. Over 100,000 fled the city in an exodus dubbed “white flight,” resulting in plummeting property values and students suffering in over-crowded, under-funded public schools.

In the play Palmer Park, by Joanna McClelland Glass, the upper-middle-class Palmer Park neighborhood and its highly rated Hampton School seemed to have racially integrated successfully. Two couples, one black and one white, rally the neighbors, desperately hoping to maintain the profile of their community and school. With shared camaraderie and pathos, Palmer Park explores what these neighbors had in common and reveals their differences.

Palmer Park is the story of one neighborhood that tried – but ultimately failed – to uphold the ideal of racial integration. (Excerpt taken from the Stratford Festival, 2008 Playbill).

About the Players

The Park Players are one of the oldest community theatre organizations in Michigan, producing musicals, comedies, dramas, and children’s shows for almost 60 years. The Park Players are comprised of an eclectic group of actors, musicians, stage hands, set designers, lighting technicians, set constructors, costumers and of course… theatre lovers.

Find out more about The Park Players here. And please join us for what promises to be yet another exciting endeavor, with our production of Palmer Park. We welcome YOU with open arms, into our neighborhood and onto our stage!

Get Ready for Auditions!

Auditions for this production will be held at the North Rosedale Park Community House, 18445 Scarsdale, Detroit, MI 48223

  • Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday September 12th, 2010 at 3 p.m. 

Performances dates will be November 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21, 2010.

Please call 313-835-1103 or email mclosson@aol.com for additional information.