Paradise Blue (Regional, Geffen Playhouse, 2021) | Playbill

Paradise Blue


SYNOPSIS: 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.

Directed by Stori Ayers

Featuring Tyla Abercrumbie, Wendell B. Franklin, Alani Ilongwe, John Earl Jelks, Shayna Small
  • Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission
  • playwright: Dominique Morisseau

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