Tuesday, June 22nd: 7pm
Wednesday, June 23rd: 2pm & 7pm
Thursday, June 24th: 7pm
RAIN DATE: Friday, June 25th
By James Ijames
Directed by Dexter J. Singleton
Presented by Playhouse on Park
Tickets: $35 – $40
Location: Bushnell Park (The Performance Pavilion)
Directly influenced by the 2014 murder of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a member of the Cleveland Police Department, James Ijames’ New York Times Critics Pick play KILL MOVE PARADISE was developed in 2016 at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and premiered in 2017 at the National Black Theatre in New York, New York. This raw, eye-opening production tells the story of Isa, Daz, Grif, and Tiny, four black men who find themselves stuck in a cosmic waiting room in the afterlife. This play, inspired by the ever-growing list of slain unarmed black men and women, is a portrait of those lost — not as statistics, but as heroes who deserve to be seen for the splendid beings they are, and as symbols of life and hope. Gone but never forgotten, KILL MOVE PARADISE illustrates the possibilities of collective transformation and radical acts of joy.
The play frankly describes and depicts moments of violence and racism. The characters use strong language.
There will be a talk back with the cast after every performance.
Gates will open 2 hours prior to the performance time. Pre-show entertainment & food provided by Black Eyed Sally’s.
For tickets, more info, and additional resources, visit www.playhouseonpark.org.