Detroit Performs: Detroit Public Theatre & Friends

Premieres Monday, 10/26, at 8 p.m. ET.

Watch on Detroit Public TV WTVS 56.1 or view online at

Even in isolation, beauty exists. With the shuttering of live theater by the pandemic, Detroit Public Theatre, Chautauqua Theater Company, Detroit Public Television and WNED Buffalo are partnering to bring two unique one-person shows to the small screen. DPTV recorded Eric Gutman’s autobiographical one-man musical journey, “From Broadway to Obscurity,” on a stage on the Marygrove campus, while WNED taped Nilaja Sun’s extraordinary exploration of the New York City public school system, “No Child…” Both performances will be simulcast in the Detroit and Buffalo markets and include interviews with the artists and the behind-the-scenes story of how this remarkable theatrical event came to be.