"Blue Paradise" J. Alphonse Nicholson and "Silver" Simone Missick

"Blue Paradise" J. Alphonse Nicholson and "Silver" Simone Missick

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‘Paradise Blue,’ Ishmael Reed’s Play

The play “Paradise Blue,” written by the award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau (“Skelton Crew” and “Pipeline”) gets its title from Detroit’s Paradise Valley entertainment district that was prominent in the Black community known as Black Bottom during the 1940s through the early 1960s.