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Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble, in association with Greenway Arts Alliance, presents a movement adaptation of John Milton’s eloquent epic poem, “Paradise Lost.” “Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny” was adapted by NMA Co-artistic Director Jones (Welsh) Talmadge and co-directed with NMA Co-artistic Director Laura Covelli. Blending dance, acrobatics, dynamic partnering and Not Man Apart’s unique brand of physical storytelling, this original version of the iconic tale of Adam and Eve’s Temptation and the War in Heaven opens at the Greenway Court Theatre on March 10 for a five-week run.

“Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny” translates the eloquence of Milton into pure movement storytelling with no words. The show features bodies flying across the stage on harness and chains, augmented by the stunning and unique live digital animation effects of J-Walt Adamczyk, a designer at the forefront of interactive art and computer performance, and video installation artist Hannah Beavers. While the performance ensemble battles as angels and demons, powerful visual images of the creation of the universe and the Garden of Eden will be projected to weave an emotional tale surrounded by evocative original music and costumes.

Not Man Apart’s retelling of humankind’s fall from grace takes a modern feminist approach to this timeless literary masterpiece and proposes a timely conversation on gender equality, proactive communication and the balance of power.

Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of tickets to the show on Sunday, March 12, at 7 p.m. Email editor@culturespotla.com to be entered in a drawing.


March 10 – April 2

• Fridays at 8 p.m.: March 10 (opening), 17, 24, 31

• Saturdays at 8 p.m.: March 11, 18, 25, April 1

• Sundays at 7 p.m.: March 12, 19, 26, April 2

LOCATION: Greenway Court Theatre,
544 N. Fairfax Ave.,
LA 90036

TICKETS AND INFORMATION: (323) 673-0544 or http://www.greenwaycourttheatre.org/paradiselost/