Paradiso NYC Reviews and Tickets

(5 Ratings)
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Intelligent, Ambitious, Quirky, Profound, Confusing

About the Show

Greene Naftali and New York City Players present experimental theater icon Richard Maxwell's latest work, the final installment of his response to Dante’s 'The Divine Comedy. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (5)

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683 Reviews | 161 Followers
Profound, Intelligent, Quirky, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you like experiments in theater that also profoundly engage deep questions about life & death.

Don't see it if you only want to see conventional plays. Read more

408 Reviews | 86 Followers
Experimental, Ambitious, Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy experimental theater in unconventional spaces where a car is driven into the space and there is a cute robot. Great acting also.

Don't see it if you don't like contemporary art or weird risk tasking theater. It's a short play, but you might be bored if you don't like poetic works.

514 Reviews | 80 Followers
Ambitious, Intelligent, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you like experimental theater, post apocalyptic settings.

Don't see it if you expect a traditional story and like to relax and enjoy a show rather than be forced to think too much to understand what is happening.

41 Reviews | 6 Followers
Clever, Enchanting, Slow, Great staging

See it if Extremely memorable lowkey dramatic gestures -- really playful and good natured and exciting but also so CHILL.

Don't see it if Not for everyone! Actors speak in monotone and the writing is dense.

29 Reviews | 13 Followers
Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you like abstract and difficult plays, that are on the verge of being just a boring scam.

Don't see it if ... if you want to save yourself 90 minutes of non-sense pseudo-philosophical theater.

Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
January 16th, 2018

"Paradoxically bleak and buoyant...A select assortment of beings, human and otherwise, are considering the end of us all in deeply affecting terms...Though Mr. Maxwell is cherished by avant-garde European audiences, his work has always been quintessentially American, and never more so than with 'Paradiso'...“Paradiso” is steeped in what could be described as a ruthless sentimentality."
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