John Kani Market Theatre
Paradise Blue is a dynamic and jazz-infused drama by award-winning African American playwright Dominique Morisseau about what’s at stake when building a better future. The play captures the yearning of individuals sidelined by life into the role of second-class citizens living and working in a black neighbourhood on the cusp of obliteration as part of the city’s plan to eliminate “blight.” The characters face issues that will resonate with South African audiences and enlighten them to the similar struggles faced by low-income inner-city communities.
The Market Theatre’s production of Paradise Blue features a stellar cast of leading South African actors with Aubrey Poo in the leading role of Blue, supported by a strong cast of Pakamisa Zwedala and Seneliso Dladla as his fellow band members P-Sam and Corn. Busisiwe Lurayi will play the naïve Pumpkin and Lesedi Job the threatening Silver.