Full Length Play
Adaptations (Literature), Faith-based
Settings Of Play - Flexible. Can be done full set - a victorian gazebo with benches and two tall stools. Can also be done with four chairs. But of course, an apple is required, preferably on a tall, ivy entwined pole or branch.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Exterior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups
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.
"Endearing... a reminder of Twain's storytelling genius and how much fun it can be...flavorful as apple cider, pungent, ironic." –The Los Angeles Times
"Sharp and resourceful... played with freshness and theatricality... charming." –Variety
"Mark Twain isn't just for Hal Holbrook anymore. David Birney brings Mark Twain's words to life... in a romantic adventure for the ages." –Times Union, Albany, NY
"This utterly engaging work seduces the audience with an ease that would make the sly satanic snake supremely jealous." Santa Barbara News Press
First produced for PBS "American Playhouse," The Diaries...
is a uniquely American theatre piece. Since that time, the show has
enjoyed well over 200 productions, in both extended runs and touring
engagements at regional theatres, college and university theatres, and
performing arts centers on both coasts and across the country