DETROIT (WWJ) – Can you imagine a lounge where historical icons like John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. converse in the afterlife? A new play opens to the public in Detroit which features famous people in history chatting over a drink.

It’s called “Last Call at the Conspiracy Lounge” — written and directed by Detroit native Dwight Patillo.

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WWJ’s Chrystal Knight spoke with Patillo about the play’s message and motive.

“I wanted to revisit with people that were dear to me and taken away abruptly,” said Patillo. “So I think what it is is an attempt at closure for people that miss these kinds of heroes.”

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Damon W. Perry who plays Abraham Lincoln, talked about how he prepared for the role. “I got the courage to go down and do a reading and … nailed it!” he said.

“And, you know, I’d already seen the movie ‘Lincoln.’  I did not watch it again because I didn’t want to be too influenced. I did watch a lot Lincoln footage,” Perry said.

“Last Call at the Conspiracy Lounge” opens April 19 at 1515 Broadway in Detroit. (See the show flier).

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