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Ernie — A Play by Mitch Albom Returns to City Theatre

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There are lots of incredible events and shows happening this summer at the amazing venues located in The District Detroit. In its sixth season, Ernie — A Play by Mitch Albom, is playing at City Theatre now through Sunday, August 14.

Ernie is set on Harwell’s last night at Comerica Park in September of 2009, prior to his moving thank you speech to his adopted and beloved city of Detroit.  Just before he walks onto the grassy field, he encounters an unusual boy who is eager to know all about him, coaxing Harwell into giving one final broadcast – the “broadcast of his life.”

“Having Ernie return for a sixth season is a testament to the kind of person Ernie was and all that he represented, as well as our loyal audience who returns year after year for this theatrical experience,” said Mitch Albom. “We are honored to once again share Ernie's life story, and look forward to another great run!"

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