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Will Blue Find His Place in a Gentrified Detroit? Find Out During This Thought-Provoking Play

The True Colors Theatre Company reflects a promise to search for truth and clarity through theatre. Join the troupe at Southwest Arts Center on October 6th for Paradise Blue!

It’s 1949, and the new mayor of Detroit is working to get rid of the blight of the city—and to move African Americans out of Detroit’s Black Bottom. Blue, a gifted trumpeter, considers selling his once-thriving family jazz club, leaving his beloved Pumpkin and her dreams aside. As Blue fights personal demons to better his life and maintains his sanity, his fellow band members, Corn, and P-Sam, are stuck wondering where they fit into the plan to benefit from the changes in their neighborhood. Silver, a mysterious woman with a history, enters the scene with her own plans, turning the lives of everyone upside down.

Set against a backdrop of gentrification and displacement, Paradise Blue encompasses the pain and suffering that accompany history. After the play, guests can stick around for a moderated post-show conversation with the cast. This is your chance to ask the cast your questions and hear stories relating to the production.

True Colors Theatre Company intends to be an important voice in the American discussion of diversity, supporting and propelling individuals and institutions in their quest for understanding. Operationally, the company will strive to remain fiscally sound and small enough that every individual who works there can be heard, be accountable, get better at what they do, and live out True Colors’ core values.

In 2001, Fulton County opened its doors to the Southwest Arts Center, the first facility built by Fulton County solely for the arts. Located on a 27-acre campus in the quiet Cascade community, Southwest Arts Center is dedicated to providing quality arts instruction and programs in a positive and creative environment. The facility features a classroom space, built specifically for arts instruction, visual art exhibition programming, and staged performances in the Black Box Theater.

Be there on October 6th to witness the moving Paradise Blue at Southwest Arts Center! Tickets to Paradise Blue range from $20 to $50. Purchase tickets online now at www.truecolorstheatre.org.

At NorthHaven at Johns Creek Apartments in Johns Creek, Georgia, we believe it’s important to live life vigorously. Soak up the very best our greater community has to offer when you attend this highly-anticipated local event!

Event Time/Date:
Sunday, October 6, 2019—2:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road Southwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30331

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