[Photo cred: Basil Clunie]
People do what they need to do in “Sunset Baby,” Dominique Morisseau’s bracing play about two generations of urban outlaws struggling to survive. That can mean, among other things, lying to, stealing from, blackmailing and pulling a gun even on the ones you love most.
Directed by Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's Artistic Director Tim Rhoze, the show focuses on Nina, a young drug dealer whose parents were prominent Black revolutionaries. When her mother dies, Nina’s estranged father, Kenyatta, who abandoned his family many years ago, walks back into her life. He is searching for a series of letters her mother wrote to him but never sent — now valuable because of the couple’s connection to the Black power movement.
Still resentful toward her father, the emotionally guarded Nina struggles to decide if she can forgive Kenyatta, and his presence causes her to reevaluate what she wants in life.
See the production on Saturday at 7 p.m. or Sunday at 3 p.m:
-- Use the code dearevanston (all lowercase) online at fjtheatre.com and get tickets for $15!
-- Tickets can also be purchased at the Civic Center Room 1100, mention Dear Evanston and get tickets for $15.
-- Day of the performance, mention Dear Evanston at the box office and get tickets for $15!
FJT is located in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street.
You can read a review of the play by The The Daily Northwestern's Wilson Chapman here.
Pictured: Jazzma Pryor is AMAZINGLY POWERFUL as Nina in Sunset Baby by Dominique Morisseau.
FJT continues to celebrate its 40th Anniversary this summer with superb play productions and stellar concerts; go to fjtheatre.com to purchase your tickets today!