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Monday, November 14, 2011

EVENT: Paradise Lost (December 10)

Paradise Lost at The Segal Centre for one night only to raise money for Children's Hospital

Paradise Lost 
by John Milton
Adapted, Directed, and Performed by Paul Van Dyck
A Beyond the Mountain Fundraiser benefiting The Montreal Children's Hospital
Winner of 'Best of the Fest' & 'Sold Out' Awards
2011 Frigid New York Festival 
Winner of 'Outstanding Show' & 'Fringe Hits' Awards
2011 Atlantic Fringe Festival 

November 2011 – After Paradise Lost's success in London Ontario, New York City, and Halifax where it won numerous awards, this testament to theatrical prowess comes to the Segal Centre December 10th for one night only as part of a fundraiser benefiting the Montreal Children's Hospital. Brought to this stage by Beyond the Mountain a non-profit Montreal based Theatre Company. Its mission is to internationally disseminate works by Montreal artists while bringing new productions from around the world to the city. By touring emerging artists, the company aims to raise Montreal’s cultural profile and aid its artists to create a larger impact on the international art scene and help support local causes such as the Montreal Children’s Hospital. 

“… a stirring, visually-astounding, memorable piece of theatre that I predict will be among the best Fringe plays I see—-ever.” 
Kate Watson - The Coast (Halifax)
PARADISE LOST is a one-man multimedia theatrical adaptation of John Milton’s 17th-century poem, was first presented to Montreal in 2009. Emulating Shakespeare, Milton originally intended the poem as a theatrical piece but quickly found the scope of Heaven, Hell, and everything in between far to vast for the stage. Today however, with the use of computer animation, Van Dyck’s adaptation readily brings to life the Demons of Milton’s imagination. When asked why Paradise Lost, Van Dyck explains, “We seem to repeat the same pivotal mistake in various incarnations throughout our history.  I wanted to use the sublime language of the greatest epic poem ever written, dust off its universal message and give it an upgrade.”

"...this is the best theater, the most relevant to our time, the most uplifting, the most artistic, simultaneously the most esoteric and exoteric, visually, aurally, and intellectually stimulating  that I have seen in a long time." 
W. Kenton - Cultural Capitol(New York)
Date & Time:
Saturday, December 10th 8:00pm
General Admission: $30
Phone: 514.739.7944
Segal Centre Theatre
5170 ch. de la Côte-Ste-Catherine
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