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Former playwright-in-residence makes the news

The opening of Paradise, an original play by APSUs recent playwright-in residence, Glyn OMalley, was spotlighted Feb. 11 on http://www.broadwayworld.com.

Paradise, which opens March 12 at New York Citys Kirk Theatre on 42nd Street, is one in a trilogy of war plays written and directed by OMalley. A Heartbeat to Baghdad, which OMalley wrote while at the University and which had its premiere at APSU last fall, starred Gloria Rueben in its November run in New York City.
The opening of “Paradise,” an original play by APSU's recent playwright-in residence, Glyn O'Malley, was spotlighted Feb. 11 on http://www.broadwayworld.com.

“Paradise,” which opens March 12 at New York City's Kirk Theatre on 42nd Street, is one in a trilogy of war plays written and directed by O'Malley. “A Heartbeat to Baghdad,” which O'Malley wrote while at the University and which had its premiere at APSU last fall, starred Gloria Rueben in its November run in New York City.

Originally written for Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park, “Paradise” was halted there amid a firestorm of protests. Subsequently, the controversial play had readings in five cities before making its way to New York.

The Los Angeles Times called it “powerful and provocative,” and the Chicago Tribune/Seattle Times says it is “emotionally riveting and intellectually challenging.”
—Dennie Burke