Metropolitan Playhouse
The American Legacy

220 East Fourth Street  ~  New York, New York   10009
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"Surprises and compels....Fresh and vital"
-Karl Levett
New York Times
"You'd think ...Owen Davis, born in 1874,
was an early radical feminist"
"Spectacular performances...
extremely timely....gripping"
-Montserrat Mendez

Rowan Michael Meyer and Alex Trow
photo (c) Alan Barnett

by Owen Davis

From the Pulitzer Prize winner for Icebound, a story of dreams chased, abandoned, renewed.
In a 1922 agrarian backwater, Helen Hardy dreams of glory--not for herself, but for her promising young artist daughter.  Helen's husband dreams of buying more land, while Kate's would be fiancĂ© dreams of getting out of the dirt and in on the ground floor of the automobile craze.
But what, exactly does Kate dream for herself?
In this stirring and simple tale, The Detour plumbs deeply cherished American visions of prosperity: a better life for our children, a growing homestead, a thriving modern business. In this case, romances of the past bear a heavily mortgaged future, but
in its conflicted and truthful way, the play celebrates the extraordinary ambitions of ordinary people.  

More on the play...

Michelle Eugene*
Micah McCain*
Rowan Michael Meyer*
John Ottavino*
Stu Richel*
Andrea Sooch*
Mitch Tebo*
Alex Trow*

* Members of Actors Equity Association.
The Detour  is an AEA Approved Showcase.

Directed by
Laura Livingston
Stage Manager
Francis Eric Montesa*
Set Design
Alex Roe
Lighting Design by
Christopher Weston
Costume Design by
Sidney Fortner
Gladys Foxe
Production Assistants
Jessica Doherty
Victoria Moshy
Evangeline Neuhart
Tori Sicklick