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Coming Up In CAM In March

March 1, 2022
SHSU Media Contact: Wes Hamilton

By Laura Avery

The College of Arts & Media (CAM) at Sam Houston State University is featuring many showcase events for Bearkat students this month. Coming up in CAM in March includes performances from the Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre, The School of Music, and several art exhibits on display. For a complete list of CAM events, visit the calendar page here.


“Detroit ‘67”

Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre
March 3-5
7:30 p.m. showings, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee

Detroit 67 poster

The first thing anybody does in Dominique Morisseau’s drama “Detroit '67 is put the Temptation’s “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” on a record player. It's 1967 in Detroit, Motown’s music capital, but the turbulent Civil Rights Movement is what’s playing in the background. Directed by Aaron Brown, “Detroit ’67 will be presented by Sam Houston State University’s Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre March 3-5, 2022, in the Erica Starr Theatre with 7:30 p.m. showings each evening, as well as a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee option. 

Detroit ‘67” tells the story of conflicting siblings against a backdrop of the race riots that shook Detroit, Michigan, in the summer of 1967. The play offers a thought-provoking perspective on the Detroit riots of 1967, an exploration that earned the play the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. As the riots develop from the background to the foreground in the play, the characters scoff at the depiction of the violence as a race riot; they see it as a manifestation of police brutality and corruption. 

“This play reminds us that our history is not simply left in the past,” Director Aaron Brown said. “The eerie similarities between the summers of 1967 and 2020 remind us all that we haven’t progressed as far as we think, but there still lies power in the hope for a better future.”

Tickets are available on the Box Office website for $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. SHSU faculty and staff can receive one free ticket when booking online. SHSU students can obtain one free ticket the week of the show when booking online. For ticket information, please contact the Box Office at tickets@shsu.edu or call 936.294.2339.

Detroit 67 cast

The Showcase Theatre is located in the University Theatre Center at 1740 Bobby K. Marks Drive and 17th street between the Newton Gresham Library and the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center.


The School of Music also has performances lined up in the coming weeks. These events will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Payne Concert Hall in the Gaertner Performing Arts Center.

Spring Fling: Symphony Orchestra Concert – March 5
Jazz Ensembles Concert – March 10

Tickets are available on the Box Office website for $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. SHSU faculty and staff can receive one free ticket when booking online. SHSU students can obtain one free ticket the week of the show when booking online. For ticket information, please contact the Box Office at tickets@shsu.edu or call 936.294.2339.


Art Exhibition Spotlight:
The following events are free and require no ticket reservation. For gallery locations and viewing hours, please visit the respective links or reach out to the Department of Art at 936.294.4311.

Satellite Gallery

BFA Senior Exhibition — March 3-5
SIGGRAPH Exhibition — March 10-12


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