Los Angeles, CA , 90025
The West Coast Premiere of PARADISE, written by Laura Maria Censabella, directed by Vicangelo Bulluck, and produced by Viola Davis and Julius Tennon.
PARADISE follows the story of Yasmeen al-Hamadi, an inner city Yemeni-American Muslim high school senior, and Dr. Guy Royston, her culturally naïve science teacher, a former Columbia neuroscientist—and atheist—who had a fall from grace and is forced to teach in the public schools.
The play explores their growing relationship as he helps her gain admission to a competitive college science program. It asks provocative questions about the often-conflicting issues of love, faith, science and culture, and wonders: can we find Paradise here on this earth?
PARADISE is an Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan commissioned play.