Paradise Found

Playwright Glyn O’Malley doesn’t do pretty parlor pieces. He took on the Serbian bombing of Sarajevo in Concertina’s Rainbow, a soldier’s family tremors during Operation Iraqi Freedom in A Heartbeat to Baghdad, and now, in Paradise, the mother of all conflicts as experienced by a Palestinian girl (Beatriz Montañez) and an American teenager newly transplanted to Israel’s West Bank (Samara Siskin). The play’s production journey has been anything but paradise: Although it and O’Malley have won awards, controversy over the subject matter has shuttered performances. Paradisepremieres this weekend at the New Theatre, with O’Malley appearing Sunday (January 15) afternoon for a postshow discussion.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 1 & 5:30 p.m. Starts: Jan. 14. Continues through Feb. 12

 
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