The Diaries of Adam & Eve

A musical by David Jacklin
inspired by stories by Mark Twain

The Diaries of Adam & Eve graphic
The script  above includes the vocal score
Eve and the Sunrise
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.

CAST:
2 male / 2 female
Need to be young-ish; physically fit;
rock-oriented voices

BAND:
2 multi-keyboards
2 guitars
bass
drums
My First Sorrow, original 1904 illustration
Adam and Eve
The Garden Is A Dream, original 1904 illustration
Wherever She Was, There Was Eden
Wherever she was, there was Eden, original 1904 illustration

Characters

ADAM
EVE
GOD
The SERPENT
CAIN
CAIN’S WIFE
(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

The Setting
Act One: The Garden of Eden
Act Two: outside the Garden of Eden, near Buffalo, New York (apparently)

The Time
6,000 years ago?  Maybe.  Depending on who you talk to.
Musical Numbers
Act One

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
8: She
9: Taste The Fruit
                                 Act Two

10: Entr’Acte
11: The Garden Is A Dream
12: Been There – Named That
13: He
14: It’s A Fish
15: Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
16: Forgiveness 
17:The Generations of Adam
18: Wherever She Was (There Was Eden)
19: Bows & Exit