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The Diary of Adam and Eve

The Diary of Adam and Eve
Your Price: $14.95 CDN
Author: Mark Twain
Adapted by: Marc Bucci
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 40
Pub. Date: 1972
ISBN-10: 0871294524
ISBN-13: 9780871294524

About the Play:

The Diary of Adam and Eve is a one-act comedy adapted for the stage by Marc Bucci, based on the critically-acclaimed Mark Twain short story of the same name. Mark Twain humorously recreates the first days when Adam, a quiet man who enjoys the simplicity and peace of Eden, is unexpectedly joined by Eve, an energetic and much too talkative woman. As Adam and Eve discover each other, audiences will get a new look at the famous first couple. Especially recommended for school and contest use.

The Diary of Adam and Eve showcases the quirky tenderness and enduring wit of American humorist Mark Twain – best known for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The play is the account of what really happened at the beginning of humanity, told by the first two humans themselves. Adam doesn't get a chance to name any of the new wonders of creation because Eve always beats him to it. When asked why she names a bird a Dodo, her reply is always, "Because it looks like a Dodo." Eve feels that she, too, is an important experiment and she must chronicle her observations. Among these observations are the discovery of fire, the fact that water runs uphill at night and that not only can she talk to animals but some, such as the snake, can talk back. Accepting the apple, Eve and Adam get a new look at life. A delightful retelling of human creation and the first true battle of the sexes!

The Diary of Adam and Eve has become a popular choice for school and community theatre productions.

Cast: 1 woman, 1 man, 3 either gender, optional extras

What people say:

"Minimal production requirements. Good adaptation." — Jonathan Dunski, Rio Rancho High School

"This is a delightful production that the audience loved. It is enchanting and romantic." — Debbie Boston, South Hills High School

"A great script and easy show to produce with thousands of possibilities. A sure win with any age audience." — Bob Silton, Encore Theatre

"Very easily produced. A crowd pleaser that worked well as a fundraiser. Also a very fun experience for a husband-wife thespian team." — Tami McDonald, Otterbein United Methodist Church

About the Playwright:

Marc Bucci (1924-2002) was an American composer, lyricist, and dramatist. The New York City native was a Julliard graduate and the first recipient of the Irving Berlin Scholarship endowed by Rodgers and Hammerstein in 1948. He orchestrated for all media, composed film and TV scores, and published several plays.

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