by John Milton
Adapted & Directed by Paul Van Dyck
Presented by Rabbit In A Hat Productions
March 3-4, 2016
Evocative puppets, stunning computer animation energized by a Rock’n’Roll soundscape, and the skills of a master storyteller weave together to bring to life Milton’s astonishing tale. The story begins moments after the battle of heaven, as Satan finds himself and his followers cast into hell. Full of rage at his banishment, Satan travels to the Garden of Eden to exact his revenge upon God’s new favourites: Adam and Eve, to whom He has given the power to rule over all creation.
Created, adapted and performed by multi-talented Montreal actor/director/playwright Paul Van Dyck (2013 Neil Munro Intern Director at the Shaw Festival; Oroonoko – Winner: best director, Montreal English Theatre Award; The Harvester – Winner: Best Drama, Atlantic Fringe Festival), PARADISE LOST won Best Production at the New York Frigid (Fringe) Festival and the Atlantic Fringe Festival. Van Dyck and the production were awarded with the prestigious ‘Revelation of the Year’ Award by the Montreal English Critics Circle (MECCA).
The performance on Thursday, March 3 marks the formal launch of the new Theatre Studies program at Western University! We invite the London community to join us before the show from 7 p.m. for a reception that will include lively discussion of performance, creativity, and adaptation for the modern stage. Both nights, stay back for a Q&A with the creative team of PARADISE LOST, Paul van Dyck and Sara Rodriguez.
Launch reception: March 3rd at 7 p.m.
A lively discussion of performance, creativity, and adaptation for the modern stage.
Performances: March 3rd (SOLD OUT) & March 4th (SOLD OUT) at 8:30 p.m.
Stay back for a Q&A with the creative team behind Paradise Lost, Paul Van Dyck and Sara Rodriguez.
Tickets: $15 general admission or $12 for students and seniors.