The sister of late soul singer Marvin Gaye has debuted a new play about her brother’s life in Detroit.
The play, entitled My Brother Marvin, was premiered last night at the city’s Fisher Theater, where it is set to run until Sunday (17 February).
Zeola Gaye explained the premise in a press release:
“Through the years, I became taken aback and disappointed with everything that had been written, said and published about my family, especially my brother Marvin that wasn’t accurate.
In the play, I simply wanted to set the record straight. I wanted to leave a true account about Marvin the man and our family. People need to know what really happened and Marvin would want his fans to really know what happened. We are finally bringing the truth the world needs and must know.”
Gaye’s life is also being adapted into a biopic film starring Lenny Kravitz.
Marvin Gaye is said to have suffered from mental illness and drug addiction later in career, before being shot dead by his father in 1984.
Tickets for the play and more info can be found here.