Mark Twain's The Diaries of Adam & Eve

October 9 - 11, 2020

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

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
wife.

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
relate.

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.”

Performances: 

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

Full Cast: 

Cast 1:
Jeff Lawless and Emilyrose Morris
Cast 2:
Jeremy Anderson and Casey McDougal