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PRODUCTION CANCELLED

UPDATED NOVEMBER 24, 2021—After a series of events, the Geffen Playhouse production of Paradise Blue has been cancelled. An incident between members of the production was brought to our attention and we did not respond decisively in addressing it. As a result of these missteps, some members of the production felt unsafe and not fully supported.

We continually examine our best practices so artists and staff feel safe and can achieve their best work. In this case, we acknowledge having fallen short of this commitment. We have apologized to everyone involved, and in learning from this experience, we commit to continuing our ongoing work to improve and evolve as artists and collaborators.

We respect Dominique Morisseau and her work enormously, and we are proud of this powerful and beautiful production.

OVERVIEW

Welcome to the sultry, jazz-filled Paradise Club. It's 1949 in Detroit, and trumpet-playing club owner Blue has a tough decision to make. Should he sell his jazz joint as gentrification is banging on the door? The house band is desperate to stay, Blue’s demons are tempting him to leave, and the arrival of a seductive stranger turns everything upside down. In Tony Award-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau’s (Ain’t Too Proud, Skeleton Crew) powerful noir-inspired drama, a makeshift family and their troubled bandleader find themselves fighting for the future of Paradise.

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Performance Information

Runtime
2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.
Warnings

This production contains strobe lighting effects, theatrical haze, gunshots, profanity, and the smoking of herbal cigarettes. Not recommended to those under the age of 14. Children under 6 years of age will not be admitted.

Gil Cates Theater
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“Timely and smart, currently the best play on L.A. stages.” “Richly observed and inhabited.” “Suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat.” “Timely and smart, currently the best play on L.A. stages.” “Richly observed and inhabited.” “Suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat.” “Timely and smart, currently the best play on L.A. stages.” “Richly observed and inhabited.” “Suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
“Timely and smart, currently the best play on L.A. stages.”

— Los Angeles Magazine

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