Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - An apartment in East New York, Brooklyn.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Alcohol, Drugs, Intense Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Kenyatta Shakur is alone. His wife has died, and now, this former Black Revolutionary and political prisoner, is desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter Nina. If Kenyatta truly wants to reconcile his past, he must first conquer his most challenging revolution of all - fatherhood. Sunset Baby is an energised, vibrant and witty look at the point where the personal and political collide. One of the most exciting and distinctive voices in America.
"[A] smart and bracing new play about two generations of urban outlaws struggling to stay afloat in the lower depths." - New York Times
"Without ever sounding merely expositional, on the one hand, or dialectical, on the other, [Sunset Baby] covers vast acres of social and political ground. Among the subjects: the parallels between criminal acts in the name of revolutionary change and plain old street crime; the changing and unchanging face of paternal absenteeism; and the toll on trust — and the possibility of love — taken by a culture of survival." - New York Times
"The play's text contains the same politically charged voice Morisseau displayed in Detroit '67 — and it undoubtedly is one with sharp insight into the African-American experience and a passion for excavating its emotional nuances." - Theatre Mania
Sunset Baby premiered at the Labyrinth Theatre Company on November 6, 2013 under the direction of Kamilah Forbes.