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Mosaic Youth marks 52nd anniversary of the student-led protest in Detroit with original production

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Posted at 6:21 AM, May 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-06 06:21:07-04

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit marks the 52nd anniversary of the student-led protest at Detroit’s Northern High School with its original production, "Northern Lights 1966."  This is the powerful true story of Detroit students who stood up for their rights – and won!

Featuring music of the era, "Northern Lights 1966" will open May 11th and run through May 20th at the Detroit Film Theatre within the DIA. This timely and provocative play was written for Mosaic’s young artists by NYU playwright Michael Dinwiddie.

The issues raised by this historic protest, such as the struggle for academic equity and the power of young people to take action against injustice, are just as important today as they were 52 years ago.

Show dates and times:

Friday, May 11 and May 18                 10:00 a.m. (Student Matinee)

Saturday, May 12 and May 19             7:00 p.m. (Public Performance)

Sunday, May 13 and May 20               4:00 p.m. (Public Performance)

 To purchase tickets, order online at www.mosaicdetroit.com [mosaicdetroit.com]/tickets. Student matinee performances, held on May 11th and 18th are sponsored by MASCO.  For information about student matinees and special group rates for public performances, call 313-872-6910 ext. 4024. All shows are general admission. Children under 5 are not admitted.