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DETROIT — “Evidence of Things Unseen” is about two sisters, Abigail — an investigative journalist and atheist — and Jane, a stay-at-home mom and born-again Christian. The play follows the duo’s differing responses to grief, revenge, sorrow and faith. Written by Katie Forgette, it opened Detroit Repertory Theatre’s 62nd season last week, and will and run through Dec. 23.
The play is directed by Lynch Travis and the cast includes Rep stage newcomer Nicole Levey-Hunt as Abigail, veteran Rep actors Yolanda Jack, Cornell Markham David Wolber — who returned to the Rep stage 20 years after his first appearance. The production team includes stage manager Kelly Pino; set design is done by Harry Wetzel; costume design by Mary Copenhagen; and light design by Thomas Schraeder.
Forgette spent most of her professional life as an actor and has a long list of acting credits. Her play, “A Facility for Living” had its Midwest premiere on the Detroit Repertory Theatre stage in 2013.
Curtain opens at 8:30 p.m. Guests are can stay after to enjoy a free champagne afterglow with the cast and crew. Tickets start at $17 to $20, and can be purchased by calling 313-868-1347 or online at detroitreptheatre.com. “Evidence of Things Unseen” will run Thursdays through Sundays.