The Devouring

A Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Composed between 1790 and 1793, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is a book by the English poet and printmaker William Blake. Published as printed sheets from etched plates, illustrated by Blake and his wife Catherine, it contains prose, poetry and illustrations expressing Blake’s revolutionary beliefs rejecting the conventional moral strictures of good and evil. The artwork presents a unified vision of totality, in which the physical world and human desire are treated with equal importance. We explore our humanity through this lens of duality and adopt Williams Blake’s implications, that there is no good without the bad, no heaven without hell, no order without chaos and that it is only through the unity of these opposites that the world endures and continues. To embrace this truth is to celebrate what it is to be human.

The Devouring is a love letter, an ode to the human experience. It is a feast and celebration of being alive. It is a cacophony of everything that is beautiful, honest, and at times terrifying. We will not perform for you, but rather celebrate with you. And hold nothing back.

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The Show

 

ACT I

  • Mirrored Image
  • The Devil’s Sympathy
  • The Battle of Heaven’s Hell
  • Prison from Freedom
  • Reverse Genesis
  • The Other Gospel
  • Devil’s Party

ACT II

  • The Morning After
  • Wholeness That Can Never Be
  • The Battle of Heaven’s Hell
  • The Seething Mass
  • Lullaby
  • Wedding

 

The Feast

Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser has curated a multi-sensory, multi-course feast mirrors the playful elements of the performances by pairing offerings with Paradise Club’s robust technology, allowing for an all-consuming experience. Dishes such as Steamed Lobster Dumplings, Tuna Tartare, Prosciutto de Parma and Whole Roasted Hen are simultaneously satisfying and luxurious. Desserts like Baked Alaska and Chocolate Orbs are served at intermission, as a moment of decadence. Vegetarian options are available. Specialty cocktails and a Manhattan trolley elevate the dining experience and celebrate the thrill of a night out. Bring an appetite for culinary and theatrical adventure!

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