Set in those hazy and culturally liminal years of the late 1970s becoming the 1980s, The Grand Paradise is a tropical resort that purports to be the home of the original, genuine Fountain of Youth whose waters promise to quench our deepest longings.
Greeted with a tropical drink, a garland of flowers, and an overly-cheerful activities director, visitors encounter the resort’s resident population; characters who embody the era’s shifting and blurring values — a rogue’s gallery of eccentrics, hustlers, eternal youths, gods, monsters, disco queens, and con men. Guests are invited to explore the resort and beaches, watch a floorshow, follow performers into one-on-one encounters, and trade their faded ideals for shiny new illusions.
TUESDAY @ 7 PM
WEDNESDAY thru FRIDAY @ 10:30 PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY @ 7 & 10:30 PM
Age Guidance: 18
Show Notes: No Intermission
This performance is not recommended for audience members who are not comfortable standing, walking, or being alone. Because of the immersive nature of this piece, audiences may be standing for several minutes at a time over the course of the performance. Audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. The performance may include nudity; no one under 18 is admitted.