Sunset Baby Tickets
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Sunset Baby Tickets

See one of Tony nominee Dominique Morisseau's fiery, acclaimed family dramas.
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Sunset Baby Tickets

About Sunset Baby

See Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau's compelling broken-family drama Sunset Baby, back in New York for the first time since 2013, when the New York Times named it a Critic’s Pick. Check back for information on Sunset Baby tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Originally produced by the Labyrinth Theater Company 10 years ago, Morisseau's powerful play is revived at Off-Broadway’s Signature Theatre, marking the third installment in her residency with the company, following the successful Paradise Blue and Confederates.

With a cast led by Emmy nominee and The Queen’s Gambit star Moses Ingram, as well as a script that the New York Times called reminiscent of “the socially conscious family melodramas of the Great Depression” that infuses old-fashioned generic staples with hot new blood,” Sunset Baby promises to be a must-see experience.

What is Dominque Morisseau’s Sunset Baby about?

The Sunset Baby play unfolds in East New York, Brooklyn, where Nina finds herself surprised by the unexpected arrival of her estranged father, Kenyatta, a former Black revolutionary and ex-political prisoner. Kenyatta, whose aspirations of societal change seem to have faded, seeks Nina's help in retrieving letters written by her recently deceased mother. This sparks intense emotional turmoil, unearthing years of regret and resentment between the father and daughter who had to navigate life's challenges alone in his absence.

Who is Dominique Morisseau?

Morisseau, a MacArthur fellow and Tony-nominated playwright, is recognized for her impactful works, including The Detroit Project, A 3-Play Cycle, which comprises Skeleton Crew, Paradise Blue, and Detroit '67. Her repertoire also includes the musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, which earned her a 2019 Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical. The Broadway premiere of Skeleton Crew also earned her a Best Play nomination three years later.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Morisseau transitioned from an actress and performance poet to a celebrated playwright. She is a two-time winner of the NAACP Image Award, a distinction celebrating outstanding achievements within communities of color across various artistic fields.

Tickets to Sunset Baby off Broadway will be available soon. Check back for information on Sunset Baby tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Run time

1h 40m

Start date

January 30th, 2024

End date

March 10th, 2024

Categories

Age

Recommended for high schoolers and above

123 Reviews

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

615 Reviews | 286 Followers
89
Profound, Edgy, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Set in a rough East New York,SB is a unique look at the personal&the political,thru the eyes of a Black exRevlutnry&his estrangd daughter*

Don’t see it if Some of the father's long monologs make you care less about his struggles as an absentee father and more as an activist.

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

770 Reviews | 424 Followers
93
Powerful, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if Masterful playwriting with an outstanding cast addressing the after mass of the 60’s/70’s Black Power movement.

Don’t see it if If the Black Power Movement makes you uncomfortable then skip this one.

Patrick M 4

Patrick M 4

1212 Reviews | 345 Followers
90
Riveting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like drama in a three-hander that is loaded with issues of relationships gone awry, where the lone female struggles to find her strength

Don’t see it if you do not like a lot of confrontation or plays that use video as a major part of the production.

Wish I Could See Them All

Wish I Could See Them All

803 Reviews | 253 Followers
85
Raw, Character focused, Urban, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if Tough urban survivor copes with boyfriend & estranged father while finding her own way. Powerful theme of sacrificed parenthood.

Don’t see it if You do not enjoy a focus on character development & inner growth. The plot is a little contrived. Sometimes abrasive & overbearing.

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Our Review

'Sunset Baby' review — Moses Ingram shines as a woman in a personal revolution

4 of 5
21 Feb 2024, 02:00
Read our four-star review of Sunset Baby off Broadway, a play by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau, now playing at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

Venue

480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

Wheelchair access, assisted listening devices; open caption, audio described, and ASL performances

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