West Side Grand Guignol

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If you live on the west side of Cleveland then you know that summer Sunday wrestling at the Dollar Paradise parking lot is not to be missed. Somalis, Palestinians, White and Black Americans meet for a day of West Side Grand Guignol. The stories follow a narrative that resonates with the local audience; they chant along with each plot twist as if it was a reenactment of their dreams. These plays offer liberation from the burdens of life. They are an unregulated form entertainment that is fresh, horrific, misunderstood, yet open to everyone. These are the essential elements of progressive modern theater and it is alive and well on West 65th street.

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