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Kill Move Paradise

In association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre

Written by James Ijames

Directed by Darryl V. Jones

Winner of the 2018 Kesselring Prize

July 5–August 11, 2019

Description

Four black men find themselves stuck in a waiting room for the afterlife. As they attempt to make sense of their new surroundings, Isa, Daz, Grif, and Tiny are forced to confront the reality of their past. Created in response to the ever-growing list of slain black men and women, Kill Move Paradise illustrates the potential for collective transformation and radical acts of joy.

Run time is 80 minutes with no intermission.

Program

Press release

This production contains water-based fog, recorded gunshot sound effects, and strong language. Content advisories for the whole season here.

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Reviews

“Astonishing… visionary direction”
—Lily Janiak | San Francisco Chronicle
“A moving, emotional, must-see experience. Don’t miss it” “Stellar” “Heartfelt, nuanced performances”
—Emily S. Mendel | Berkeleyside

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