Corktown, Or Through the Valley of Dry Bones

By Jeff Augustin

Directed by Courtney Brown

Jackee, a fabulous 14 year-old boy, takes us on a tour of one of Detroit’s oldest neighborhoods between 2007 and 2034. This tale filled with gospel music, graffiti, and organic coffee shows how – even when the music gets turned down, the graffiti is painted over, and the streets become safer – there’s a beating heart in a place’s history that can’t be erased.

"Corktown, Or Through the Valley of Dry Bones" was commissioned and premiered by Western Washington University.

"Corktown, Or Through the Valley of Dry Bones" is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.


All performances will take place in the Center for the Performing Arts (1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242).

The “tour” of Corktown will begin in the Roe Green Lobby and will proceed to Wright-Curtis Theatre. Should you have any accessibility needs, please contact the box office at 330-672-2787.

During the “tour”, while in the theatre, please keep the aisle and stairways clear. So that you can be fully present, please keep cell phones and other electronic devices silenced. 

Content Advisory: this play deals with themes of death, dying, and the afterlife; use of alcohol, profanity, derogatory language, including use of homophobic and ableist slurs.

Please note, due to Kent State University's Fall Break, "Corktown" will follow an adjusted schedule.

Thursday, October 6, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 7, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 8, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 9, 2022
2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
7:30 p.m.


Tickets to "Corktown" can be purchased through the Performing Arts Box Office by phone at 330-672-2787 or online at the link below beginning September 12, 2022.

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