Indiana Group Travels Over 200 Miles to
One Sleepy Night - Detroit!
Richard Hart, the brother of our lead producer, Don Hart, along with Bobbie Owensby, the leader of the of the Black History Club at Marion High School, are leading a group of 36 people on a 200-mile trip from Marion, Indiana all the way to Detroit, Michigan, to come see One Sleepy Night – Detroit!
To find out more about the Black History Club and their interest in musicals please click here.
This incredible group is composed of a variety of people (average age 35!). Some are from Bobbie’s home church of St. Paul Missionary Baptist church, some are students, and others are from the community. They’ll be traveling in a double-decker bus to come see the 1:00 p.m. afternoon performance of One Sleepy Night – Detroit on December 9th at the Garden Theater. The start of the trip will be an early 7:00 a.m. at the Clarence Faulkner Community Center in Marion, which serves as the premiere African-American center in town. With nice weather, their driver estimates that the drive should take 3.5 – 4 hours meaning they should arrive in Detroit around 11:00 a.m.
Once in the city, they’ll do some light shopping before seeing the show and might stop by to say hello to Blitzen, Santa’s reindeer, as he greets guests outside the Garden Theater from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
After seeing an incredible performance of One Sleepy Night – Detroit, Richard, Bobbie, and the rest of the group plan on grabbing a nice dinner in Detroit and will then head back to their double-decker bus to make the drive back home to Marion.
When asked what motivates the group to take such a long trip to see One Sleepy Night – Detroit, Richard said “There are lots of people who really like Detroit and want others to gain a new and better understanding of the community. And One Sleepy Night – Detroit provides a glimpse of that. It shows a multifaceted culture, multiple generations, connection, hope, and hard work! And demonstrates that there’s so much incredible talent right here in Detroit.”