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Kill Move Paradise

Members say: Absorbing, Relevant, Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging
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Critics
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Members
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9 reviews
 

National Black Theatre presents the world premiere of this surreal drama about police brutality victims stuck in purgatory.

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Set in an otherworldly place, ‘Kill Move Paradise’ follows four black males ripped prematurely from Earth by police brutality. As they confront the reality of their pasts, they scramble to make sense of their new world. Inspired by recent events, ‘Kill Move Paradise’ is an expressionistic buzz saw through the contemporary myth that “all lives matter.”

 

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Reviews (11)

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85
The New York Times

"Many emotions vie for dominance among the young men living in limbo in the bleak and beautiful new drama by Ijames...Ijames shows his characters trying to find the logic in the senselessness. It is a torturous and fruitless process. But as rendered in this production, it radiates an urgent and hypnotic theatrical energy...Directed with delicacy and fluidity by Saheem Ali...The protean actors, all first-rate, endow their roles with a zestful individuality." Full Review

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Theatre is Easy

"An experimental theatre piece about black men killed by the police, 'Kill Move Paradise' is both a meditation on what happens after death, and a celebration of the richness of life...Such subject matter could easily become heavy, but this team wisely chooses to focus not on the tragedy of death, but on the vitality of life...All four actors are excellent, and manage to create specific characters from a script that is more experimental than expositional...Ali has assembled a first-rate team." Full Review

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Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you enjoy gripping theatre, cleverly staged, with a real bite.

Don't see it if you're craving escapism, and aren't willing to deal with issues such as black genocide.

87
Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Relevant, Confusing

See it if You are interesting in a moving, challenging experimental play about African-Americans killed by police. Great set. Very well acted.

Don't see it if You prefer a linear, well-explained plot, or don't like the 4th wall to be broken.

88
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You want to see an experimental play about a very relevant subject matter. You want to see 4 actors really gel together in this performance

Don't see it if You don't have an open mind. You are not interested in relevant experimental plays that touch on serious matters.

Also The staging was very creative and great. The writer and director did a... Read more Read less

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You enjoy topical plays with unique sets

Don't see it if You don't like productions that break down the fourth wall.

88
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if IF YOU LIKE SUBSTANCE THEATER.A PLAY CONSISTENTLY MAKING A POINT OF THE HAPPENINGS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.IT WAS UNLIKE ANY PLAY WHICH I SAW

Don't see it if IF YOU ARE A PERSON WHO DOESN'T WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT BLACK LIFE AND WHAT THEY FACE ON A DAILY BASIS.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you want to provoke your mind and your heart.

Don't see it if you do not like experimental or political theatre.

79
Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great staging

See it if You are interested in Black experience transmitted through a very creative, engaging show. Format very innovative; excellent performances.

Don't see it if You have no interest in questions of race, you like traditional theater only.

Also This is like No-Exit for Black men.

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if your looking for creative storytelling told through a non linear narrative.

Don't see it if your uncomfortable with political commentary or need s traditional storytelling style .

84
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in a topic of relevance in our society, police brutality of African Americans. It had a different type of staging.

Don't see it if you are expecting light hearted or traditional theater.