In this new play a 49-year-old sunglasses salesman at the pearly gates only to discover that his file has gone missing. A comedy about love, loss, and the joy of learning one another's stories. More…
From the show:
A new play written by Tirosh Schneider, directed by Katie Young. Jack Klugman (no, not the actor), a 49-year-old sunglasses salesman riddled with regrets, arrives at the Pearly Gates of Heaven, only to discover that his file has gone missing. His eternal fate is TBD, and his life must now be judged by Christina Clark, a moody eighteen-year-old girl who has her own regrets to sort through. Together, they sift through the events of Jacks life, connecting deeply along the way. Paradise is a comedy about love, loss, and the joy of learning one anothers stories.
Please be advised that this play deals with topics of suicide and depression.
See it if you'd like a "meaning of life" charmer. Intelligent, well-acted, beautifully staged. You'll never see turquoise-blue the same again!
Don't see it if you dislike comedies/sm theaters (altho it's comfortable). PLAF ran about 95 mins, no intermission. An enjoyable evening!! A crowd-pleaser.
See it if Insecure man finds himself in a farce at the pearly gates. Funny characters, light-hearted humor, and uplifting philosophy. Well staged!
Don't see it if You don't want to still be laughing a day later. Some monologue-y bits drag on too long. Best when it's droll rather than sappy.
See it if you want to see a funny, yet sometimes poignant, depiction of a man's journey to a far-off place. No spoilers!
Don't see it if you need your plays to be firmly fixed in the real world. This is so imaginative and clever, with great acting and great staging.
See it if You like witty plays (great script) with fun staging. The world was so clearly developed. Great cast, too.
Don't see it if You like dry shows rooted in extreme naturalism as it's set in the afterlife.