As theatre continues to be presented online, University Theatre at Fresno State will be presenting its latest show, Detroit ’67, streaming December 4-12. The cast includes Trey Jones, Alexis Myles, Madeline Nelson, Nwachukwu Oputa, and TJ Taylor. We chatted with the director of the show, Thomas-Whit Ellis, Professor of Theatre Arts, Department Chair, Africana Studies, to learn more.
Gosh, where to begin! In all honesty, when I was reading this book, I felt like I was right there, standing as if I were a ghost; it all felt so real. The personalities of the characters, the friendships built and the risks that were taken, all in a matter of secrecy and trust. As with all books, The Help starts with some background information to bring you up to date with the current circumstances.