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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1940s / WWII
Settings Of Play - Detroit, Michigan (in a small Black community formerly known as Blackbottom - on the downtown strip known as Paradise Valley). Paradise Club. 1949.
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Mild Adult Themes
Black issues, Business, Love, Economic/Financial Issues, Theatre/Entertainment Industry
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre
L. Arnold Weisssberger Award for Playwriting
"Intriguing...vibrant...Morisseau is trying to tell a fuller, deeper story about Detroit than the one that is told by headlines." - Boston Globe, Read More
"The finest new play of the year...You must see this play." - Berkshire Edge, Read More
Check out these photos from the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Paradise Blue in July 2015.
Paradise Blue premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, MA in July 2012 under the direction of Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
Dominique Morisseau, writer and actress, is an alumnus of the Public Theater Emerging Writer’s Group, the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab, and Lark Playwrights’ Workshop. Among her playwriting credits are: Detroit ’67 (Public Theater; Classical Theatre of Harlem/NBT; Northlight Theatre), Sunset Baby (Labyrinth Theater Co – NYC; Gate Theater- London), and Follow Me To Nellie’s (O’Neill; ... view full profile
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