Genre: Comedy
written by Richard Hymes-Esposito; directed by Robert Haufrecht

Robert Adkins thinks he’s the next Donald Trump, as he is the leading moneymaker in a small Manhattan Real Estate Agency; until the perfect storm of a serious economic recession, and a new hire, threaten his “world”. This Isn’t Paradise comically explores the soci0pathic, money hungry, sexist, unstable…“tendencies”, a man can posses during hard times.

Open:   06/18/09
Close:   06/29/09

Thursday, June 18th at 8 PM
Friday, June 19th at 8 PM
Saturday, June 20th at 3 PM & 8 PM

Monday, June 22nd at 8 PM
Wednesday, June 24th at 8 PM
Thursday, June 25th at 8 PM
Friday, June 26th at 8 PM
Saturday, June 27th at 3 PM and 8 PM

Monday, June 29th at 8 PM

Theater:   78th Street Theatre Lab
Address:   236 W. 78th Street
New York, NY 10024
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Closest subway: 1,9 to 79th Street; walk south to 78th St, east to the theatre

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Originally trained as an actor, Charles is in his 9th year at The Actors Studio involving himself there in acting, lighting, sound, stage managing and has had the privilege of working with some of it's most distinguished members. Theatre Stage Managing credits include EDGE, SALOME, THE NEST, GIRL IN HEAT, PURPLE HEARTS, UNCLE WIGGLY and others. As an actor, he was recently in the acclaimed stage production of DOG DAY AFTERNOON. He is thrilled to be working with this wonderful & talented cast and crew.


I have been living and studying in New York for the last 6 years. I have worked with Austin Pendleton on three shows including the off broadway premier of War in Paramus and more recently the American Clock. I can be seen in the Warner Bros released film the Weekend.


Born and raised in New york city. Graduate of the High School of the Performing Arts (Drama Major), English Major at Earlham College, located in Richmond Indiana. Member of "The Actors Project NYC". Has done many student films and off off broadway productions in New York City. Writer, Producer and Principal in "This Isn't Paradise". Attended many acting schools in NYC, to Caymicheal Patten Studio to Bruce Ornsteins' acting class (amoung others).


A graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, resident member of Really Sketchy comedy group, past plays include: A Prayer for Sister Agatha (ATA), Boys Life (Abingdon Theater), Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Den of Thieves (director Ashlie Atkinson), My Sister In This House (Snow Globe Productions), Taming of the Shrew (Brooklyn Lyceum), past film credits: Dumped (Herbal Media), Not Another Reality Show (pilot), Passedover (web series)and Watching You. She had also been in several commercials, music videos, and major network promos.


Mark Konrad returned to the United States after having been living in Italy,Mark returned to his love "Theatre' and has been studying, auditioning and working ever since. Since his return mark has been in close to One Hundred Projects including Theatre, TV, Film, Commercials, Industrials, Web-Series,and Music Videos.


Theatre: Theatre Studio, Inc., Rodrigo ‘Dimly In Flashes’; Salaam Theatre, Father ‘The Emperor Has Arrived’; Queens Players., Raji ‘7 Train’; Film: ATC Films, Pasthule, "Against the Current" (release: April 2009); Last Ditch Productions, Sanjeevy, “Special Needs’(release: May 2007); TV: ABC Episodic 103, The Maharishi, "Life On Mars” (release: Oct 23, 2008)


Jesse is a new york based actor, who hails from the redwoods of northern California. After studying theater at UC Santa Cruz, and a brief stint in Los Angles, Jesse moved to Paris, where he continued acting and began to making his own films. Upon returning to the United States, he moved to New York and co-created and performed in a web series called Copstory. He has since appeared in two feature films, numerous commercials, short films, and videos. He is currently finishing production on a new feature film called Freeloader, and just completed his own short film, The Great Pretender. He currently studies acting at the Bruce Ornstein acting workshop, in the east village.


born and raised New Yorker was first dicovered for her acting ability by Spike Lee himself. From a small child, She has always had a passion for the craft. Alexis’ bubbly attitude has always kept people laughing and wanting to see more. Alexis joined Lee Starsberg Acting School but after some time she got caught up in the cooperate world and lost touch of her (Gold). Then one day she decided that she was going to quit her job, become an actress and follow her long lost dream. With her saving's account almost at zero and everybody screaming recession she took her last bit of money and joined Bruce Orsteins Acting Class. Bruce saw something extrodinarily rare and pushed Alexis to go to pass limits that she was yet to reach. After two months in his class Alexis landed a role in her first play "This Isn't Paradise". Alexis’ dreams to become an actress are coming true.


While most 10-year olds in 1989 were busy belting out theme songs from cartoons like "Thundercats" or "Transformers", Eden Marryshow spent his weekends belting out lines from plays like Lorraine Hansbury's "A Raisin in the Sun." It's not that young Marryshow spent his weekends devoid of fun and excitement. On the contrary, rehearsing lines from plays with his dad's acting troupe in the basement of their Brooklyn home proved to be just the jolt of excitement he needed. Marryshow's childhood love of film and theatre would later inspire him to write and produce his own works. For ten years, Marryshow worked with the Department of Education in NYC, but when a tragedy struck his life he decided to follow his dream and return to acting.