Join us for an insightful and provocative evening with award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, ahead of the April 24th opening of Paradise Blue at Manhattan’s Signature Theatre, the final play in her Detroit ’67 cycle. The Obie Award winner—most recently the Co-Producer of the Showtime series Shameless—will be joined by fellow playwright, screenwriter and artistic director of The New Black Fest, Keith Josef Adkins, for a wide-ranging conversation on themes explored in the play, the future of black theater, and the role of the arts in challenging times.
About Paradise Blue
In 1949, Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood is gentrifying. Blue, a troubled trumpeter and the owner of Paradise Club, is torn between remaining in Blackbottom with his loyal lover Pumpkin and leaving behind a traumatic past. But when the arrival of a mysterious woman stirs up tensions, the fate of Paradise Club hangs in the balance. Paradise Blue is the first production of Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau’s Signature Residency. Directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Jitney), it is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience. Play tickets available via the Signature Theatre.
Event made possible through the generous support of the Coalition of Theaters of Color.