On a late night in Mound Bayou, Mississippi fried okra is served, secrets are revealed and three lives are changed forever. See how when Detroit Repertory Theatre Company presents Channel Cat by Joseph Zettelmaier on Thursday. Performances of the new Southern Gothic run Nov. 7 – Dec. 29 at Detroit Repertory Theatre.
From the producers:
”You’re a big, fat channel cat…eating up anything that touches your whiskers…no matter how big they get, someone always ends up sinking a hook in them.”
The Cully Shack BBQ Joint has been an institution of Mound Bayou for decades. As Otis Cully and his daughter Ada close up one night, the county sheriff arrives for some fried okra and reminiscing. A buried secret is about to be unearthed, a past sin that Otis and the sheriff both hoped was long behind them. What starts as a cordial sit-down turns into a violent encounter that will change three lives forever. Contains strong language. Channel Cat is written by Michigander Joseph Zettelmaier.
November 7 – December 29, 2019
*Special Black Tie Benefit Performance Saturday, November 16, 2019*
Thursdays & Fridays | 8:30 P.M.
Saturdays | 3 P.M. & 8:30 P.M.
Sundays | 2 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.
*Please note, due to the intimacy of the theatre, latecomers will not be seated until intermission.