From: Detroit Repertory Theatre
5/25/2017 - 6/25/2017
13103 Woodrow Wilson
Detroit, MI 48238
Gertie, a troubled army veteran and self made bag lady encounters Cervin, a hulking seventh grade dropout. The emotionally combustible relationship that ensues proves to us and to them, that Black lives matter. In the play's final moments they together chant a "countdown" to a happy day they both so crave.
A former Shubert Playwriting Fellow, Tom Stephens has written dozens of plays, long and short. His plays have been produced or developed at numerous venues, including the National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center (1993). The Rep production of "COUNTDOWN" is the First Professional Production.