A biting, hilarious, hopeful requiem for Black lives. James Ijames’ award-winning play Kill Move Paradise tells the story of Isa, Daz, Grif and Tiny, four black men who find themselves stuck in a cosmic purgatory in the afterlife. While balancing the reality of their past and the uncertainty of their future, their souls try to find peace from senseless action and hope in the life they left behind. Gone but never forgotten, Kill Move Paradise illustrates the possibilities of collective transformation and radical acts of joy.
“Mr. Ijames, who has said his play is inspired by the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a Cleveland police officer… 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.”
— The New York Times
written by James Ijames
directed by Nathan Henry