Paradise Lost
Closed 1h 40m
Paradise Lost
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Paradise Lost NYC Reviews and Tickets

70%
(32 Reviews)
Positive
53%
Mixed
34%
Negative
13%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious, Disappointing

About the Show

Tom Dulack’s "Paradise Lost" is a fast-paced, witty, and accessible modern retelling of John Milton’s classic story of Good vs. Evil.

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Member Reviews (32)

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815 Reviews | 889 Followers
69
Funny, Nice sets/costumes, Uneven, Entertaining

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? Read more

791 Reviews | 1003 Followers
65
Funny, Entertaining

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.

878 Reviews | 218 Followers
75
Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

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.

706 Reviews | 200 Followers
82
Refreshing, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

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.

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
81
Studied, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Romantic

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. Read more

565 Reviews | 117 Followers
79
Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if The Old Testament with a touch Jesus added.

Don't see it if If religion/myth/mankind is not your thing. Read more

601 Reviews | 88 Followers
81
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

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.

470 Reviews | 112 Followers
14
Slow, Excruciating

See it if Some of the cast have Broadway credentials

Don't see it if 1hr45min of one dimensional acting. Extremely slow paced. Very talky. Cheap scenery.

Critic Reviews (3)

Lighting & Sound America
January 28th, 2020

"Tom Dulack's play is more like the Classics Illustrated version, abridging the action of the original and ramming home its points with the insistence of a Sunday school teacher."
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TheaterScene.net
January 27th, 2020

"Fellowship for Performing Arts has given 'Paradise Lost' a first-rate physical production but unfortunately the script lacks any new wrinkles to engage our interest. Milton may have been the initial inspiration but not much of his masterpiece is left in this 21st century dramatization."
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Theater Pizzazz
January 25th, 2020

"'Paradise Lost' diminishes its source material with its reductionist ploys. While it has its moments of sweetness, it can't avoid wading in theological puddles. Ultimately, the resulting blend of humor, poetry, and rhetoric is insufficiently appealing to justify the play's distortions."
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