The Murder at the Ford Rouge Plant
A Jazz Opera

Music and Lyrics by Steve Jones

Upcoming Performances and Information

   The "Forgotten" Story




   About Us

   Contact Us



To order tickets, CALL 248-796-5198
September 2005

"FORGOTTEN" Returns to Detroit!

Elise Bryant, Director

Bill Meyer, Music Director

FOR TICKETS, please call the Millennium Theatre Box Office: 248-796-5198. All seats $50.

GROUP SALES (over 20 seats), please call the Michigan Labor History Society, 313-577-4003.

THE MILLENNIUM CENTRE THEATRE is located at 15600 J. L. Hudson Drive, Southfield, MI (south of Nine Mile, west of Greenfield, adjacent to Northland Shopping Center and Providence Hospital). Free parking.

All proceeds from this benefit production will be used for producing labor educational materials in connection with the Michigan Labor Legacy Landmark for students, teachers, schools, and the general public.

Media information: Please contact Dave Elsila, 313-882-2032, or

Printable one-page color flyer

High-resolution one-page color flyer (2.4 MB)

Printable half-page black-and-white ad


Set in the 1930s, Forgotten tells the story of Lewis Bradford, a minister and radio host with a vision of "labor peace" who goes to work at the yet-to-be organized Ford Motor Company. Author/composer Steve Jones uncovers the mystery surrounding Bradford's death through a sequence of jazz-based songs and the narrative of Bradford's widow, Ella. Dedicated to the thousands of workers who overcame racial divisions, red-baiting, and company thugs to build a union, Forgotten bursts onto the stage in a passionate display of musical virtuosity and good old-fashioned storytelling.

Website Features:

If you would like information on upcoming events, please send your contact information to or send by mail.

The "Forgotten" Story * Performances * News * Orders
About U s * Contact Us * Home