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THE DEVIL WEARS SNAKESKIN.
Inspired by John Milton’s epic poem of the cosmic battle between good and evil, Satan’s revenge and the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, this ultra-contemporary new drama is fiercely engaging, irreverently funny and deeply moving.
This production draws on creative learning and development fostered in the Stratford Festivalʼs Laboratory.
Please be advised that there is a brief instance
of full nudity in this production.
House Program: Paradise Lost
biggest mistake any of us could make would be to underestimate Satan.”
The 17th 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.
Erin Shields turns heaven and
hell upside down in this witty, modern, feminist retelling of John Milton’s
epic poem about the first battle between good and evil. Shields’s wickedly
smart and funny script questions the reasons of the universe, the slow process
of evolution, and the freedom of knowledge. The debate over right and wrong has
never been so satisfying.
by Erin ShieldsA theatrical adaptation of John Milton’s Paradise Lost Director Jackie MaxwellWorld première commissioned by the Stratford Festival
Support for the 2018 season of the Studio Theatre is generously provided by Sandra & Jim Pitblado.
2018 publicity photography by Clay Stang – The Garden
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