Art endures as the city changes in the postwar years when Detroit Public Theatre presents Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau. The drama opens Friday, Sept. 27 and runs on select dates through Nov. 3 at DPT, located in the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. Previews are Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 25 & 26.
The third play in MacArthur Genius award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit cycle, Paradise Blue is set in Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood as it is being gentrified in 1949. Blue, a brilliant jazz musician, is torn between remaining in Black Bottom or leaving behind his traumatic past. Paradise Blue is a passionate, timely look at what is lost—and what is gained—by the people of a city in transition.