DAN School of Drama & Music Presents

Paradise Lost

“The biggest mistake any of us could make would be to underestimate Satan.”

Two gold wings. Between them is a gold apple.

Synopsis

Heaven and Hell are turned upside down in this witty, feminist retelling of John Milton’s epic poem about the first battle between good and evil.

An irreverent take on the one of the scaffolding stories of western literature and cosmology, playwright Erin Shields questions the reasons of the universe, the slow process of evolution, and the freedom of knowledge in this wickedly funny, contemporary play.

Biblical time, the seventeenth century, and present day are seamlessly intertwined as Satan vents to an audience about her frustration at being cast out of Heaven and her thoughts on oppression. When she finds out that God has created delicate new creatures called “humans”, she crafts a plan for revenge and betrayal on the Almighty. The debate over right and wrong has never been so satisfying!

Written by Erin Shields.

Directed by Evalyn Parry.

Content Warnings:

This production contains scenes depicting sword violence, mentions of sexual violence, lighthearted references to ending one’s life, allusions to nudity, and depictions of physical intimacy. Viewer discretion is advised. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact paradiselostaccess@gmail.com

Captions and Caption Devices:

Live captions are available at all performances via a QR code at the Front of House. Please ensure your phone is fully charged to stream captions on our Guest Wifi. Outlets will be available during intermission if you wish to charge your phone.

We have phone-mounting devices available to reserve in advanced upon request by emailing paradiselostaccess@gmail.com. These devices allow you to attach your phone to your chair at eye-level so you do not have to hold your phone as it streams captions. Reservations for chairs with attachable devices will be first-come-first serve. If you reserve one of these chairs, we will ensure that it is part of a group seats reserved for everyone that you are attending with.

MARCH 6 is a Preview Performance.

MARCH 10 is a Mask-Encouraged Performance.

MARCH 13 is a Sensory Friendly Performance.

Venue

The Power Corporation of Canada Studio Theatre, Isabel Bader Centre

390 King St W, Kingston, ON K7L 2X4

Showtimes

March 2024

  • Wednesday 06 at 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 07 at 8:00 PM
  • Friday 08 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 09 at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday 10 at 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday 12 at 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 13 at 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 14 at 8:00 PM
  • Friday 15 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 16 at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday 17 at 2:00 PM