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OVERVIEW

Pastor Albert Jones and his family are proud leaders of the Mother Bethel Baptist Church and pillars of their community. Plans are being made for a special memorial service to honor their late daughter Diane on the sixth anniversary of her passing. But when Abdul-Malik, the eldest son whom Albert blames for her death, returns home from prison, the family’s veneer begins to crack as shocking revelations come to light. A ferocious new epic written by Lee Edward Colston II, The First Deep Breath chronicles the depths families will go to hide their skeletons from the outside world and each other.

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Performance Information

Runtime
3 hours and 25 minutes, including two intermissions.
Warnings

Herbal Cigarette Smoke

Content Advisory: This production contains profanity, sexual themes, staged combat, and adult subject matter.

Age Recommendation: 14+
All Geffen Playhouse productions are intended for an adult audience; children under 6 years of age will not be admitted.

Gil Cates Theater
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