Live at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, March 30: Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

Infused with serious laughter, exquisite puppetry, and inspired sound design, this show is guaranteed to blow minds and melt hearts.

A still photo from Paradise
Only 200 patrons will be seated for the performance of Paradise: Or the Impermanence of Ice Cream on March 30 at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. (Courtesy photo)

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Performing Arts Center announced the next live performance of the season will be Paradise: Or the Impermanence of Ice Cream. Showtime is on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

The show is presented by the Indian Ink Theatre Company and written by Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis.

This latest play from Indian Ink is packed full of delicious treats and based on a true story.

Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s powerful new play about impermanence – of life, love … and ice cream!

Kutisar, your unlikely spiritual guide from The Guru of Chai, presented in the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center’s 2014-15 Season, returns to guide you to Paradise.

Creator/actor Jacob Rajan’s masterful storytelling and dazzling solo performance is center stage in this glorious production inspired by Ernest Becker’s Pulitzer prize-winning “Denial of Death,” and the vibrant, life–filled chaos of India’s most cosmopolitan city, Mumbai.

He channels seven characters, weaving the afterlife and a dash of Bollywood disco into the real-life mystery of India’s vanishing vultures. A man trying desperately to avoid death is flung between limbo and his past where a rebellious young woman holds the key that may guide him to paradise.

Infused with serious laughter, exquisite puppetry, and inspired sound design this show is guaranteed to blow your mind and melt your heart.

Recommended for ages 11+

Seating and COVID Guidelines

Only 200 patrons will be seated for this performance and will adhere to the following COVID Safety Guidelines:

  • Proof of vaccination or a valid (with in 48 hours for rapid tests and 7 days or PCR tests) negative COVID-19 test will be required for admission.
  • All seats will be assigned, we ask all patrons to remain in their assigned seats.
  • Seating will be in groups of no more than 5 together, with empty seats between groups to maintain safe distancing requirements.
  • Masks will be worn at all time while in the Performing Arts Center.
  • Hand sanitizing station will be available at the entrance.
  • Patrons will exit by rows through the side doors of the auditorium as instructed by the Performing Arts Center staff.
  • No congregating in the Lobby before or after the performance. The lobby will be open for restroom use only.
  • Concessions will not be available. Food or drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.
  • Failure to adhere to Safety Guidelines will result in patron(s) being asked to leave the Performing Arts Center.

Tickets

Paradise: Or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 7:30p.m.
Doors will open at 7:15p.m.

General/Discount: $15. UH students, with valid identification and youth under 17 years: $5.

Two ways to purchase tickets: Call 808-932-7490 on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., or purchase online.

For more information about this event, the artist and what’s happening at the Performing Arts Center, live and virtual, visit the PAC website.