Topics – Frank Gagliano


In a university black box theatre, the now desperate, embittered, and betrayed lighting designer, Professor Peter Paradise, berates a returning former student, now a TV star, for selling out; lacerates himself for his own failed relationships and career, and creates a multi-media extravaganza of image, sound, and his “Chekhov light”—that will help him transcend his pain and “the bottom-line shit down here.” ND alumnus Gagliano last gave a reading/performance of this one-man piece at the 2012 Chekhov Conference in Yalta--on the very grounds where Chekhov lived and died.


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