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PARADISE by Laura Maria Censabella

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PARADISE is an Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan commissioned play. 

It follows the story of Yasmeen, an inner city Yemeni-American Muslim high school senior, and Dr. 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, if at first reluctantly, 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?

Earlier Event: January 17
GULF VIEW DRIVE by Arlene Hutton
Later Event: January 31
ROAN @ THE GATES by Christina Gorman