Odets' Paradise Lost Opens at A.R.T. March 3

News   Odets' Paradise Lost Opens at A.R.T. March 3 A family loses its grip on the American Dream in Clifford Odets’ Paradise Lost, which officially opens March 3 after previews that began Feb. 27 at the American Repertory Theater.
Paradise Lost stars Therese Plaehn and Hale Appleman
Paradise Lost stars Therese Plaehn and Hale Appleman Photo by Marcus Stern

Daniel Fish directs the Depression-era drama, the second installment of A.R.T.’s festival "America: Boom, Bust and Baseball," which explores the "hopes, disappointments, and triumphs of the past American century from the roaring twenties to the Great Depression, to the Boston Red Sox’s stunning 2004 World Series victory." Performances continue through March 20 at the Loeb Drama Center. The cast of Paradise Lost features Remo Airaldi as Phil Foley, Hale Appleman (Streamers) as Ben, Karl Bury as Kewpie, David Chandler (Death of a Salesman, Lost in Yonkers) as Leo Gordon, Thomas Derrah as Gus Michaels, Jonathan Epstein as Sam Katz, Merritt Janson as Libby Michaels, Adrianne Krstansky as Bertha Katz, Michael Rudko as Mr. Pike, T. Ryder Smith (Equus, Dead Man’s Cell Phone) as Julie Gordon and Mr. May, Sally Wingert as Clara Gordon, Therese Plaehn as Pearl Gordon and Cameron Oro as Felix.

"The American economy is on the edge of catastrophe and futures are at risk," press notes read. "The Gordon family, losing all they have worked for, strive to preserve their trust in each other and in the promise of their nation. Written by one of the greatest twentieth-century playwrights, Paradise Lost is a poetic, humane, and distinctly American drama that examines the impact of money and greed on family, business, and love."

The design team includes scenic designer Andrew Lieberman, costume designer Kaye Voyce, lighting designer Scott Zielinski, sound designer Clive Goodwin and video designer Joshua Thorson.

For tickets visit AmericanRepertoryTheater. A.R.T. is located at 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA.

<i>Paradise Lost</i> cast: Adrianne Krtansky, Therese Plaehn, David Chandler, T. Ryder Smith and Jonathan Epstein.
Paradise Lost cast: Adrianne Krtansky, Therese Plaehn, David Chandler, T. Ryder Smith and Jonathan Epstein. Photo by Marcus Stern