Tom Dulack’s "Paradise Lost" is a fast-paced, witty, and accessible modern retelling of John Milton’s classic story of Good vs. Evil. More…
From the show:
After leading a rebellion of angels, Lucifer, has been banished from heaven. Now, beaten, vindictive and furious, Lucifer plots his revenge. He turns his eye to the Creator’s new world, a Paradise inhabited by creatures – male and female – made in his image. Adam and Eve have dominion over this garden of delight where they live in joy and happiness. Amidst all this bliss, is but one prohibition – they must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Lucifer and his minions Beelzebub and Sin sneak past Gabriel and his army of Angels undetected, to launch his plot. Targeting Eve, Lucifer charms her into believing that disobeying God is the way to an even greater Paradise with even more power, joy, and happiness. The rest is history.
John Milton explored Lucifer’s motivation in great detail, but what motivated Eve? This contemporary retelling of Paradise Lost asks the challenging question – Given all that Eve had, why did she fall so easily? And would we have responded any differently?
See it if this is a very nice adaptation of the original and retelling of the Adam & Eve story.
Don't see it if The play starts with a plot that is developed throughout but completely ignored & dropped at the end. Why? What happened with those people?
Also Fraser is wonderful as always!
See it if You are interested in the Adam&Eve story. Most of the dialog was very modern and sometimes funny. Alison Fraiser & Eve were great!
Don't see it if The subject matter doesn't interest you. It could be 20min shorter, the first scene in particular felt way too long.
See it if Louis Liberatore and allison Fraser were very good. Very good set and generally entertaining.
Don't see it if If you do not like modern plays. This Milton is a modern,but good version.
See it if you like hilarity applied to a Bible story -here great costumes and a changing, partially-projected set let a great troupe of actors shine.
Don't see it if you do not like humor in your religious stories or expect anything close to John Milton's poem - this is a creative adaptation.
See it if Studied refresher course of Milton's Adam & Eve meet-up poem of polarities. "Boundless love & magnanimosity." Shay's Queen Eve is masterful.
Don't see it if "Hideous miscreant!" Safe for feminists: "I'm claiming an UNFAIR superiority on you." No serpent. Great set w/ fireflies. Alison/Lou wasted.
Also "Why have I not ascended?/We've all changed, Sweetness & Light"
See it if The Old Testament with a touch Jesus added.
Don't see it if If religion/myth/mankind is not your thing.
Also Base/taken/inspired on John Milton Classic from 1667.
See it if you like a clever and funny look at Lucifer in the Garden of Eden. Wonderful and attractive set with very good actors. Alison Fraser a hoot!
Don't see it if you don't like humor poked at the Old Testament although this is gentle humor not Book of Mormon.
See it if Want modern retelling of epic poem that works very hard to be clever and relevant. Projections are great.
Don't see it if You'd get irritated that it's ALL about Eve (altho Shay is good). There's some nice staging, costumes work, a few good bits.
See it if you would enjoy a novel approach to the Adam and Eve story, with some delightful performances, even if you're not familiar with Milton.
Don't see it if you are a politically correct feminist; this version will irritate you, and the delicious Eve of Marina Shay is the best thing about it.
See it if you enjoy a light hearted poke at a Biblical story as told by Melville and re-imagined for 2020. Funny and timely. Great set! Wonderful cast
Don't see it if You dislike intimate theater or don't believe that Bible stories should be made fun of. You can't take theater with a "grain of salt".
See it if You like to think about religion and themes of good/evil and human nature
Don't see it if You are expecting a line by line reading of the Milton classic. Poking fun of biblical characters is not your speed
See it if if you appreciate the task of condensing Milton & the Creation story into 100 mins. If you are open-minded about religion, myth & mankind.
Don't see it if if you can't take some modern-day elements in this version; if you want no deviation from original Milton or the Bible
See it if you want to see the Bible origin story reinterpreted for a contemporary audience.
Don't see it if are looking for a new story. This follows Milton's Paradise Lost Epic poem story-line.
See it if A very interesting and easily understood version of the Milton poem. Good acting. Not in verse. Good production values for little theater
Don't see it if Not interested in Adam and Eve story.
See it if you like the Adam & Eve story, Milton's poetry and elaborately staged and costumed Biblical romps that are more recited than acted.
Don't see it if you're looking for a complete modernization of Milton's poem. Only two of the actors create modern types. The rest are blandly traditional.
See it if you're interested in the big question of good and evil as well as the role of free will. It will make you think about life and its meaning.
Don't see it if you are offended by religion.
See it if you'd enjoy an easy, almost satirical version of a famously impenetrable classic.
Don't see it if you'd rather see the story dished up as the serious, epochal struggle between good, innocence, decadence and evil in the original.
See it if Interesting retelling of Adam and Eve story from christian perspective, with only a bit of Milton thrown in on the side.
Don't see it if Costumes and projections are beautiful but the set itself looks quite cheap. Has two plots but only one of them gets a real ending.
See it if You love bible stories that stick to everything you’ve been told. It won’t disappoint.
Don't see it if You want to be challenged by an articulate interpretation of a classic story.