Sunset Baby

By Collective Consciousness Theatre (other events)

11 Dates Through Mar 11, 2018

Kenyatta Shakur is alone. His wife has died, and this former Black Revolutionary and political prisoner is desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Nina. If Kenyatta truly wants to reconcile his past, he must first conquer his most challenging revolution of all – fatherhood. Sunset Baby is an energized, vibrant, and witty look at the point where the personal and political collide. One of the most exciting and distinctive voices in America. Morisseau is the writer of our sold out production of Detroit '67.

"[A] smart and bracing new play about two generations of urban outlaws struggling to stay afloat in the lower depths […] Without ever sounding merely expositional, on the one hand, or dialectical, on the other, [Sunset Baby] covers vast acres of social and political ground. Among the subjects: the parallels between criminal acts in the name of revolutionary change and plain old street crime; the changing and unchanging face of paternal absenteeism; and the toll on trust – and the possibility of love – taken by a culture of survival." - The New York Times

"The play’s text contains the same politically charged voice Morisseau displayed in Detroit ’67 – and it undoubtedly is one with sharp insight into the African-American experience and a passion for excavating its emotional nuances." - TheaterMania


No children under the age of 12 will be admitted.