On the heels of their success with the play After the Party, Bushwick theater darlings Silvia Bath and Ed Pewes are bringing us yet another sumptuous, semi-innocuous feast for the eyes with a new production called Dark Paradise (not to be confused with the Lana Del Rey song of the same name).
Like so many spectacles of theaters nowadays, Dark Paradise will take place amid many locations, moving around in much the same way pioneered by Sleep No More, hence the price points of what some might find excessive ($150 for the lowest tier–those who pay more, however, have access to the open bar).
“The play isn’t really about anything, per se. In fact, what it’s about often depends on what the audience feels like that night. The more engaged they are, the more potential there is for a plot,” stated Bath as she laid out a platter of hors d’oeuvres from Key Food for the attendees. “But what I can tell you is that our set design–even the copies of Cosmo–is very much inspired by Lewis Carroll. He’s kind of like the satyr for weirdo basics, like Adele is for basiques.” So line up to get your tickets for an experience that may or may not be interesting.
Written by Genna Rivieccio