Paradise Lost is the current production of The Basilique Theatre. Set to the music of Mozart’s Requiem, it is the story of Adam and Eve and their ejection from the Garden of Eden.
I saw the show back in April and had some issues with things not appearing properly for me (see my blog post here).
Becky, one of the creators of the show, was kind enough to invite me back to see the show again. Before the show in April, it was advertised that there would be a camera control in place. It was not ready at the April show, and is, unfortunately, still not available.
Camera control issue aside, the show is amazingly well done. There is no dialogue during the show, but the narrator introduces each scene and ‘sets the stage’ for the action. There’s no question that this was a huge project and an incredible accomplishment for Becky, Harvey, and The Basilique Theatre cast/crew. After upgrading my old graphics card, I was anxious to see how well it would perform at Paradise Lost. I am sure that the issues I had at the show in April were due to my equipment rather than the fault of the creators.
I am happy to report that God appeared correctly for me this time (rather than as a ‘mini-God,’ as he appeared to me in April). Because I had been to the show before, I knew what to expect and was able to take some nice shots (which I will share below). I haven’t done any processing to the pictures, other than some cropping, so what you see is what I saw at the show.
The first run of the show is quickly coming to a close, and many of the dates are sold out, so if you haven’t purchased a ticket yet, time is running out!
As you can see from the photos, the sets and costumes are wonderfully detailed. And the second time around I was able to see many things I missed at the first show, like the baby Moses floating in the basket of reeds, and a grown-up Moses turning the water to wine before parting the Red Sea.
Again, kudos to the creators for crafting such a well-done production. A one-of-a-kind experience in SL!