“Brilliant. Irreverent, extremely funny and stingingly contemporary.” Toronto Star
- By Erin Shields
- Directed by Sarah Garton Stanley
NAC English Theatre Production
Heaven and Hell are turned upside down in this retelling of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost by Governor General Award-winning playwright Erin Shields
Satan and her army of dark angels have been expelled from Heaven and Satan is not happy. Learning that God has created a delicate new creature called “human,” she vows her revenge and escapes from Hell in order to undo all the Almighty has wrought, shrewdly navigating the sticky quagmire of free will. Never has the boss of the underworld been more ambitious or entertaining – or the line between good and evil been so unclear – as in this “funny, shocking, and thought-provoking” offering hailed by The Globe and Mail as one of the best new plays of 2018.
*Paradise Lost was originally commissioned and received its world premiere at the Stratford Festival, Ontario, Canada on August 17, 2018 in the Studio Theatre. Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director and Anita Gaffney, Executive Director.