Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, performances will begin January 30, 2024, in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
Set in East New York, Sunset Baby explores the relationship between Nina and her estranged father. A former Black revolutionary and political prisoner, Kenyatta reappears to claim a piece of Nina’s late mother's legacy. While he had visions of changing the world, his daughter became everything he feared. Now Kenyatta’s at her mercy for his own redemption.
In her Signature Premiere Residency, Sunset Baby follows Morisseau’s Confederates (2022) and Paradise Blue (2018). This new production reteams Broadnax III both with Morisseau (he directed the world and New York premieres of Blood at the Root) and with Signature (where he staged the world premiere of Katori Hall’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hot Wing King).
The design team includes scenic designer Wilson Chin, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Alan C. Edwards, sound designers Curtis Craig and Jimmy Keys, projection/video designer Katherine Freer, and intimacy coordinator/cultural specialist Ann C. James.