Sunset Baby
Ends Mar 10 1h 40m
Sunset Baby
82

Sunset Baby NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(47 Ratings)
Positive
85%
Mixed
13%
Negative
2%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense

About the Show

In Brooklyn, Nina's activist father seeks redemption through her mother's legacy.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (42)

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134 Reviews | 19 Followers
95
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if you want a low-key but high-impact play that is absolutely brilliantly staged and performed.

Don't see it if you need something with a fast-moving plot. This captures interesting characters in a moment in time. Not much actually happens. Read more

122 Reviews | 10 Followers
90
Great staging, Great writing, Relevant, Masterful, Intense

See it if You like drama involving African Americans. Intense drama between a father and a daughter and a woman and her boyfriend. Great acting.

Don't see it if You are not interested in heavy drama. Like musicals. Don’t want to have to think about intense relationships

172 Reviews | 24 Followers
87
Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Riveting, Relevant

See it if You like smart cutting dialogue coupled with tender genuine acting.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy drama about the underprivileged black community although no difficulty understanding every word.

399 Reviews | 82 Followers
87
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if Morisseau's powerful dramatic saga of political vs familial commitment & its repercussions Formidable cast led by a riviting Ingram as Nina

Don't see it if Drama's ending while believable felt a little simplistic after all the complexities that preceded it but Hornsby kept his ambiguity intact

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288 Reviews | 54 Followers
85
Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This playwright is Always worth seeing, even in her lesser works. SB explores big ideas about progress, survival & troubled relationships.

Don't see it if The set is a bit claustrophobic. The play is extremely talky, and can feel artificial, both in situation & dialogue.

222 Reviews | 31 Followers
85
Intelligent, Epic, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are open to the human struggle and how we never get out of our own way... Looking for acceptance and caring but never finding it.

Don't see it if You don't have an interest in the human struggle of poverty and acceptance.

663 Reviews | 104 Followers
78
Family toll of a social movement

See it if A dark, personal story of a Black civil rights couple's daughter who was left alone to fend for herself and resorting to stealing/drugs.

Don't see it if Great acting but plot's muddled. Guns, drugs, Black civil rights history, family drama aren't your thing. 1.75 hours; no intermission. Read more

203 Reviews | 9 Followers
70
Great acting, Dated, Cliched

See it if You are a fan of Morisseau work and want to see an early play of her's revised.

Don't see it if You're ok with a storyline that offers very little in surprises. Read more

Critic Reviews (14)

The New York Times
February 21st, 2024

"This production...highlights the musician’s presence over the material."
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New York Theatre Guide
February 20th, 2024

"Ingram in particular...makes you believe revolution is only a matter of time."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 20th, 2024

" 'Sunset Baby' doesn’t burst off the stage, but it keeps us intellectually engaged."
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New Yorker
February 22nd, 2024

"...an illuminating look into Morisseau’s magisterial status in American theatre."
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The Wall Street Journal
February 22nd, 2024

"...the past and the present will not easily give way to beautiful sunsets for anyone."
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Theatermania
February 20th, 2024

" 'Sunset Baby' is one of those dramas that has appreciated with age"
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Lighting & Sound America
February 21st, 2024

“..a trenchant, gutsy probing of lives trapped in the wreckage of a failed revolution.”
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Talkin' Broadway
February 20th, 2024

"...does not have the dramatic complexity...but it still manages to get under the skin."
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