Paradise is in the eye of the beholder in Dominique Morisseau’s Paradise Blue. It is the second play in her 3-play cycle “The Detroit Projects,” and the first offering in her 5-year residency at Signature Theatre. The Paradise Club is a kind of living hell for its owner Blue (J. Alphonse Nicholson). For Pumpkin (Kristolyn Lloyd), his girlfriend and the club’s cook, waitress, bartender &... Read more
Signature Theatre continues its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season with Paradise Blue - the first production of Dominique Morisseau’s Signature Residency.
Performances take place at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre in the Pershing Square Signature Center.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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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 a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience.