The Zone of Interest

  • April 12 - 13, 2024
  • Paradise Theatre

    215 Grand Avenue
    Paonia, Colorado 81428
Ticket Price $8.50-$10.00 This event is now over

The Zone of Interest

Friday April 12th + Saturday April 13th



Oscar Winning Drama.  


Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss and his wife Hedwig strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden beside the camp.


German-occupied Poland, summer of 1943. More than anything, Hedwig, an indefatigable mother of five, wants to keep her well-organised life as is. After all, she has worked her fingers to the bone to create a fragrant slice of paradise to raise her children, and nothing will change that. If only her husband, the distinguished SS officer and Auschwitz commander Rudolf Hoess, weren't always burdened by his duties. But perfection is a fleeting illusion. As the oblivious life of the commandant's wife unravels in cloudless bliss, Rudolf finds himself swamped with work, saddled with overseeing the installation of a new ventilation system and a highly effective Topf and Sons multi-muffle, non-stop incineration oven system. It's hard to imagine that just a hair's breadth away from the peaceful and idyllic Höss household, the unimaginable horrors of the Final Solution were unfolding in full swing. And as noisome fumes and muffled, blood-curdling noises blemish Hedwig's fragrant utopia, a question emerges:  when evil becomes banal and indifference requires no effort, what separates man from beast?


Date & Time

Apr 12 - 13, 2024

Venue Details

Paradise Theatre

215 Grand Avenue
Paonia, Colorado 81428 Paradise Theatre
The Paradise Theatre

The Paradise Theatre is an intimate non-profit theatre located in the heart of Downtown Paonia. Our mission is to build community through educational events, live music, film, and theater.  The historic entertainment venue was built in 1928 and formed into a non-profit in 2014.  From it's inception, the Paradise has been a gathering place for the community.  Our standing room capacity is 200 and our seated capacity is 119.  We offer organic popcorn and snacks, locally produced wines and liquors, hard cider, and a full bar with speciality cocktails.  The Paradise Theatre Board, Staff, and Volunteers value diversity and inclusion.  All are welcome here. 

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