January 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - February 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 1, 2020
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 2, 2020
One event on January 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm
THE STRATFORD FESTIVAL PRODUCTION
Written by Erin Shields
A theatrical adaptation of John Milton’s Paradise Lost
Directed by Jackie Maxwell
With Lucy Peacock, Amelia Sargisson, Qasim Khan, Patrick Émmanuel Abellard, Al Goulem, Jessica B. Hill, Marcel Jeannin, Gabriel Lemire, Michelle Rambharose, Julie Tamiko Manning, Jake Wilkinson.
Seductive in snakeskin, Satan makes her case against the unfair expulsion from heaven in this amusing and highly theatrical adaptation of Milton’s epic poem.
“Extremely funny and stingingly contemporary” – The Toronto Star
“Erin Shields’ exciting new interpretation of Milton’s Paradise Lost takes an ultra-contemporary look at humanity’s age-old desire for free will – and the consequences of acting on it.” – Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director, Stratford Festival
ABOUT THE SHOW
SATAN: THERE REALLY HASN’T BEEN A BETTER TIME FOR US TO GET OUR REVENGE.
In the role of a lifetime written especially for her, Canadian stage icon Lucy Peacock is Satan … as we’ve never seen Satan before. Seductive in snakeskin and as slick as a hi-tech guru, she makes a case for her unfair expulsion from heaven in this amusing and highly theatrical adaptation of Milton’s epic poem. Richly infused with modern references and contemporary vernacular, Erin Shields’ witty script deftly highlights the original poem’s timeless potency and relevance. Centaur’s production features an outstanding Montreal cast of biblical stars that includes an unforgettable Amelia Sargisson as Eve, and Jessica B. Hill in polar opposite roles of Beelzebub and Gabriel. Extremely physical and fiercely engaging, Paradise Lost is a modern ‘classical’ masterpiece.
Director Jackie Maxwell
Designer Judith Bowden
Lighting Designer Bonnie Beecher
Sound Designer & Composer Thomas Ryder Payne
Associate Sound Designer Deanna Haewon Choi
Dramaturge Bob White
Fight Director John Stead
Movement Director Valerie Moore
Original Casting Director Beth Russell
Assistant Director Mahalia Golnosh Tahririha