June 1, 2021

Kill Movie Paradise

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By James Ijames

Directed by Dexter J. Singleton

Presented by Playhouse on Park 

July 7 – August 1, 2021 (Anytime, 24/7) 

$20 per stream

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. 

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