Citizens in Flint, Michigan were drinking lead-contaminated water for ten months before they were made aware. City officials attempted to save water by replacing Detroit Water Department water from Lake Huron with that from the Flint River.
Play Title: Flint
Author: Jeff Daniels
Publisher: Purple Rose Theater Company
Genre: Drama (Based Around a True Event)
Primary Discipline: Environmental
Secondary Discipline: Water Pollution/Environmental Injustice
Source Texts: Unknown
Character Breakdown: 2 Males and 2 Females
Two Couples: Mitchell and Olivia (African American Couple), Eddie and Karen (White Couple).
Setting: Small Kitchen in Flint, Michigan
Time Period: September 2014
Synopsis of Play: The play opens in the middle of the year 2014, weeks before Flint citizens found out they were drinking water contaminated with lead for nearly ten months. City officials attempted to save water by replacing Detroit Water Department water from Lake Huron with that from the Flint River. The entirety of the play occurs over the course of one night in the kitchen of a small Flint residency with an African American couple and a white couple. The two couples express their anger with the water crisis, and make it evident that it is just one of many injustices that their city has had to deal with. Daniels wrote this play for his audience to remember the water crisis and the way it is further hurting Americans who are already struggling to persevere through many obstacles.
First Performance Date: January 18, 2018
First Producer: Purple Rose Theater Company
Performance History: This play ran from January 18 through March 10, 2018. It was performed at the Purple Rose Theater Company in Chelsea, Michigan.
Entered By: Jake Caracciolo