Michigan Radio brings NPR Presents: Water± to Detroit
NPR Presents: Water ±
November 19, 2014, 8 p.m.
On November 19th at 8 p.m., Michigan Radio will welcome NPR Presents: Water± to the Fillmore Theatre in Detroit. This live, journalism-based theatrical event explores the world’s delicate and volatile relationship with water.
Directed by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon, NPR Presents: Water± combines the excitement of live performance with the substance of NPR journalism — compelling stories from NPR coverage interwoven with imagery, information, music and dramatic storytelling by an award-winning cast.
"NPR Presents Water± brings together NPR's journalistic rigor with the artistic and poetic nature of theatrical storytelling, amplifying local stories about water issues that are significant to each region and have a global resonance," said Indira Etwaroo, executive producer and director of NPR Presents.
The show will start an eight-city tour on October 25 in New Orleans. The tour will also visit New York, Washington, Atlanta, San Francisco, Cleveland and other cities before coming to Detroit on November 19.
“As the state with the longest freshwater coastline in the U.S., water plays a central role in the lives of millions of people across Michigan,” said Steve Schram, Director of Broadcasting at Michigan Radio. “From water shut offs in the city of Detroit to invasive species in the Great Lakes, water related stories are an on-going and significant news topic. We’re excited to partner with NPR to bring this innovative and entertaining live presentation to Detroit. “
Tickets for NPR Presents: Water± are priced at $25 (plus venue/ticketing fees) and are now on sale by clicking here.
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