Dobama presents Ohio premiere of 'Sunset Baby'

Dobama Theatre opens its 2018–19 Mainstage Season with the Ohio premiere of “Sunset Baby,” by Dominique Morisseau. The play, directed by Justin Emeka, will run Sept. 7–30.

In “Sunset Baby,” Morisseau, a writer on the Showtime series “Shameless,” calls into question the ways in which we love one another and what we choose to forgive.

Nina, a tough, independent woman, is visited by her estranged father, a former revolutionary in the Black Liberation movement, who seeks to mend their broken relationship. As father and daughter circle one another, deep-rooted wounds are discovered, generational differences are exposed, and burning truths are laid bare. The play is a smart, entertaining, and moving story about family, survival, and the nature of liberation.

The New York Times called “Sunset Baby” a “smart and bracing new play about two generations of urban outlaws struggling to stay afloat in the lower depths . . . [that] covers vast acres of social and political ground.”

“Sunset Baby” features actors Mary-Francis Miller, Ananias J. Dixon and Greg White.

Performances are Thursdays through Sundays at Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road. Individual ticket prices range from $29 to $35, with senior, student and military discounts offered. Season memberships are also available. Call the box office at 216-932-3396 for information or to purchase tickets by phone. Tickets are also available online at

Colin Anderson

Colin Anderson is the assistant to the managing and artistic directors at Dobama Theatre.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 1:44 PM, 09.01.2018