Mark Twain's The Diaries of Adam & Eve

Produced by Special Arrangement with: Samuel French
Authors: Mark Twain. Edited and adapted for the stage by David Birney
Director Devery Holmes
Producer Miriam Durrie-Kirsch

Audition Dates & Times: 

Thursday August 27 at 7:30pm
Friday August 28 at 7:30pm

Callbacks: Saturday August 29 at 4pm

Audition Location: 

All auditions and callbacks will be via Zoom. After you submit your audition form, the Producer will contact you with login information for the audition session you picked.

The Show will be filmed in the Conejo Players Theatre and will be live streamed to the audience.  The Conejo Players address is 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA.  91361

Performance Dates: 

Friday October 9 at 8pm
Saturday October 10 at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday October 11 at 2pm

Audition Requirements: 

Rehearsals will start on zoom but mostly will be at the theatre. We will be wearing masks and social distancing until closer to opening. Then the actors will be asked to remove masks for final rehearsals and the performances. 





Plot Summary: 

Mark Twain's "The Diaries of Adam and Eve", is a uniquely
American theatre piece, funny, beautiful, and deeply moving.
David Birney has crafted a light-hearted look at the world's first
love story through the eyes of America's greatest humorist, Mark
Twain, whose Garden of Eden bursts with wit, laughter and the
lyric poignance of the first love and the first loss.

Mark Twain wrote the diaries in two parts. The first, “The Diaries of
Adam” was written in the 1890’s when he was in his 50’s and
struggling with falling fortune and an ailing wife.

The second, “The Diaries of Eve” was written fifteen years later,
when he was in his seventies, and after the death of his beloved

When we joined the two voices together in one dramatic piece, we
found a remarkable love story. It is the story of the first lovers, who
meet under unusual circumstances, and find a way to build a life
together, until death parts them. Full of heart, pathos, and, since it
is Mark Twain, much humor, it tells a story to which we can all

This is an excerpt of Adam’s first thoughts of Eve:
Adam: “This new creature with the long hair is a good deal in the
way. It is always hanging about and getting in the way. I wish it
would stay with the other animals. I wish this new creature would
not talk.”

For More Information: 

Miriam Durrie-Kirsch – Producer@818/726-4706

Devery Holmes – Director @ 818/439-1420 or

Character Breakdown: 

Adam – Male – all ethnicities, ages between 18 and 50
The first man who will age in the play.

Eve – All ethnicities – ages between 18 and 50
The first woman, who ages in the play but is not quite as old as Adam.

Adam and Eve must move from youth to maturity playing out the life of the couple together until the death of Eve. Some "aging" is required: it needn't be extreme but some indication of change, of age is necessary.  There are two baby baskets that hold the mimed "babies," Cain and Able.