SUNSET BABY

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Jade King Carroll

NOV 7–DEC 13, 2015 (Hamburg Studio Theatre)

For Nina, it’s easy to be hard. She’s a smart and sexy hustler who has rejected everything her parents fought for in the black liberation movement. When her estranged father wants to reconcile – but then tries to run a hustle of his own – negotiating her past and present becomes a revolutionary act. From one of the most exciting young voices in the American theatre, this dynamic new play about fathers and daughters sears with wit and wisdom and the brutal politics of freedom.

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PHOTOS

SUNSET BABY

PHOTOS BY KRISTI JAN HOOVER

PLAYWRIGHT

Dominique Morisseau_bwDOMINIQUE MORISSEAU, Playwright and Actress, got her BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan and her start as a performance poet in the Detroit community of Harmonie Park. She has since become a noted award-winning playwright in NYC and is currently developing a 3-play cycle about her hometown, entitled “The Detroit Projects”. The inaugural play Detroit ’67, about the riots/rebellion in 1967, originated at the Public Theater in New York City and extended at Classical Theatre of Harlem with the National Black Theatre. The production was nominated for 8 Audelco Theatre Awards including Best Playwright. The second play Paradise Blue, about Detroit’s 1949 jazz community uprooted by MORE>

PRESS

SUNSET BABY AT CITY THEATRE COMPANY

“A totally captivating experience.”

Burgh Vivant Video Review
With Brian Edward and Lonnie the Theatre Lady
November 23, 2015

CITY THEATRE'S SUNSET BABY IS A DYNAMIC TALE OF FAMILY, LOVE AND LOSS

“A dynamic addition to the City Theatre year.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Christopher Rawson
Published November 20, 2015

DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU'S SUNSET BABY IS A FEAST OF WORDS

“…absorbing from beginning to end.”

Pittsburgh City Paper
By Ted Hoover
Published November 18, 2015

SUNSET BABY AT CITY THEATRE

“Morisseau’s writing crackles with energy… a fine cast.”

Pittsburgh Tatler
By Wendy Arons
Published November 17, 2015

SUNSET BABY

“…the story of a survivor.”

Pittsburgh in the Round
By Isaac Crow
Published November 17, 2015

AN EMPATHETIC LOOK INTO THE LIVES OF HARDENED SURVIVORS

“… raw and real”

Pittsburgh Owlscribe
By David Zuchowski
Published on November 16, 2015

CITY THEATRE STAGES A STRONG, FASCINATING SUNSET BABY

“…intensity, purpose and eloquence.”

Pittsburgh Tribune Review
By Alice Carter
Published on November 16, 2015

PAST SINS SURFACE IN CITY THEATRE'S SUNSET BABY

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Sharon Eberson
Published on November 10, 2015

SUNSET BABY LETS THE AUDIENCE DECIDE

Tribune Review
By Alice Carter
Published on November 8, 2015

JONIECE ABBOTT-PRATT ON STRONG FEMALE ROLES, PITTSBURGH DEBUT

Pittsburgh in the Round
By Natalie Spanner
Published on November 6, 2015

CAST

JONIECE ABBOTT-PRATT

J. ALPHONSE NICHOLSON

KEITH RANDOLPH SMITH

CREATIVE TEAM

JADE KING CARROLL
Director

TONY FERRIERI
Scenic Designer

ANGELA M. VESCO
Costume Designer

ANDREW DAVID OSTROWSKI
Lighting Designer

JOE PINO
Sound Designer

TAYLOR MESZAROS
Production Stage Manager

PLAY DESIGN

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ADDITIONAL INFO

RUNNING TIME

95 Minutes
No Intermission

PLEASE NOTE

This play contains strong language and adult themes.

IMPORTANT DATES

SUN, NOV 8 | 7:00 PM
Sipping Sunday

FRI, NOV 13 | 8:00 PM
Opening Night

SUN, NOV 15 & 22 | 2:00 PM
Post-show Talkbacks

SAT, NOV 21 & DEC 5 |  9:00 PM
Pay-What-You-Want

WED, DEC 2 | 7:00 PM
1HOOD Discussion: Black Mothers & Their Daughters

FRI, DEC 4 | 8:00 PM
GREENROOM

TUES, DEC 1 |7:00 PM
ASL Interpretation

SUN, DEC 13 | 2:00 PM
Open Captioning & Audio Description

TICKET PRICING

REGULAR ADMISSION

$36 – $56

PERSONS UNDER 30

$15 advance tickets, excluding Fridays 8pm/Saturdays 5:30pm.

$15 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

Tickets will be held at Will Call. Must present valid ID. One ticket per ID.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT

A limited number of “Pay-What-You-Want” tickets will be available two hours prior to the 9p.m. performances on Sat, Nov. 21 & Sat, Dec. 5. Please call the box office in advance to check on availability. Mention “Pay-What-You-Want” pricing when purchasing.

SENIORS AGE 62 AND OLDER

$22 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE

Save when you bring a group! For pricing, contact Joel Ambrose, Box Office Manager, by email or at: 412.431.4400 x286

MILITARY FAMILIES

As a participating Blue Star Theatre, City Theatre is happy to offer 25% off to military personnel and their families. More info >

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