The Diaries of Adam & Eve
A musical by David Jacklin
inspired by stories by Mark Twain
The script above includes the vocal score
I'm Almost A Whole Day Old Now, original 1904 illustration
This show is inspired by two stories by Twain, but goes far beyond them.
Two creatures wake to find themselves in a garden -- and then have to find themselves in a brand-new world.
A little bit cynical, a little bit reverent,
a little bit irreverent -- and a lot funny.
An all-original rock score.
2 male / 2 female
Need to be young-ish; physically fit;
My First Sorrow, original 1904 illustration
The Garden Is A Dream, original 1904 illustration
Wherever she was, there was Eden, original 1904 illustration
(According to the Hebrew Book of Jubilees (iv 1-12), Cain's wife's name was AWAN or AVAN or AVEN. AZURA was Abel’s wife)
2 acts; approx. 110 minutes plus 1 intermission
Act One: The Garden of Eden
Act Two: outside the Garden of Eden, near Buffalo, New York (apparently)
6,000 years ago? Maybe. Depending on who you talk to.
1: Overture (The Creation)
2: An Experiment
3: The Day Before Yesterday (with An Experiment, reprise)
4: That’s Not What It’s Not
5: My First Sorrow
6: You Are Man
7: Such A Lonely Creature
9: Taste The Fruit
11: The Garden Is A Dream
12: Been There – Named That
14: It’s A Fish
15: Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
17:The Generations of Adam
18: Wherever She Was (There Was Eden)
19: Bows & Exit