Performing Arts opens season tomorrow with ‘Sunset Baby’

Theatre students will launch this year’s Performing Arts season with a show by Detroit playwright Dominique Morisseau. “Sunset Baby” was selected in conjunction with LCC’s year-long celebration of 400 Years of African-American History. Morisseau is a McArthur Genius Grant winner and author of multiple plays, including the Detroit Projects cycle and “Ain’t Too Proud,” a musical about The Temptations currently running on Broadway.

“Sunset Baby” tells the story of Kenyatta Shakur, a former Black Revolutionary and political prisoner. His wife has died, and he is desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Nina. But if Kenyatta truly wants to reconcile his past, he must first conquer his most challenging revolution of all – fatherhood.

The show, directed by Deb Keller, is intended for mature audiences. It will run 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 4-5, in the Gannon Building’s Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, and available online or at the door.