"Paradise Blue," directed by Dawn Monique Williams, opens Jan 27 at Aurora Theatre
January 23, 2023
Theatre and Dance Lecturer Dawn Monique Williams (B.A., ’03) is the director of “Paradise Blue” at Aurora Theatre Co. in Berkeley from Jan. 27 to Feb. 26. Part of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit Trilogy, “Paradise Blue" is a jazz-infused drama in which a gifted trumpeter contemplates selling his once-vibrant nightclub in Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood. Set in 1949 against a backdrop of urban renewal, the play investigates the challenges of building a better future on the foundation left us.