Geffen Playhouse Presents PARADISE BLUE — Preview

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November 9 – December 12, 2021

Tuesdays – Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm
Sundays at 2pm and 7pm


Gil Cates Theater
Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024



To purchase tickets, visit the Geffen Playhouse website.


Geffen Playhouse presents Paradise Blue, a noir-inspired drama written by Tony Award-nominated Dominique Morisseau.

Paradise Blue takes place in “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,” as described by a Geffen Playhouse spokesperson.


Geffen Playhouse PARADISE BLUE
Playwright Dominique Morisseau Photo by Jenny Graham
Geffen Playhouse PARADISE BLUE
Actor Wendell B. Franklin Image courtesy of Geffen Playhouse
Geffen Playhouse PARADISE BLUE
Actor Tyla Abercrumbie Image courtesy of Geffen Playhouse


Tyla Abercrumbie
Wendell B. Franklin
Alani iLongwe
John Earl Jelks
Shayna Small


Written by: Dominique Morisseau
Directed by: Stori Ayers
Scenic Designer: Edward E. Haynes, Jr.
Costume Designer: Wendell C. Carmichael
Lighting Designer: Alan C. Edwards
Sound Designer: Jeff Gardner
Composer: David “Preach” Balfour
Fight Director: Steve Rankin
Intimacy Choreographer: Nedra Constance Gallegos
Production Stage Manager: Shawna Voragen
Assistant Stage Manager: Liv Scott

For more information, visit the Geffen Playhouse website.

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