Set during the height of the current Mid-East Conflict, PARADISE is a passionate, unflinching drama about two teenage girls (a Palestinian and an Israeli) trapped at the height of the Intifada. PARADISE was commissioned and awarded The Lazarus New Play Prize by Cincinnati's Playhouse-in-the-Park in 2003. When the theatre attempted to mount the play, a firestorm of controversy erupted, making the play's author Glyn O'Malley, in the words of Cincinnati Magazine, "the most talked-about and talked-to dramatist in America."
"Powerful and provocative ... " - Los Angeles Times
"... emotionally riveting and intellectually challenging ..." - The Seattle Times
"O'Malley has written a taut, tough thriller that gradually accelerates toward its explosive climax... courageously, unabashedly... a play of ideas. O'Malley ends his play with a ray of hope, which is beautiful. The strength of O'Malley's writing is that among the myriad of choices that his characters have to make in the course of the play, not one is presented as simple or straightforward." - nytheatre.com