A warm, funny play adapted from Mark Twain’s Diaries of Adam and Eve will be presented for one performance only on Sunday April 1 at 2:30 by the Licklog Players. Directed by the wonderful Edie Kleinpeter, the play will be the first event in the Players new Creek Side venue. This play is a special extra event and precedes the opening play of the 2012 season, “The Fantasticks.”
Two of Licklogs most popular actors, Michael Lindsay and Debbi Timson play Adam and Eve. Lisa Maliska will play the Serpent.
Theater goers may remember Lindsay and Timson in last year’s “Wait Until Dark.”
“The Diary of Adam and Eve” was developed into a play from Mark Twain’s Diaries of Adam and Eve. Some say he wrote Eve’s Diary in honor of his wife. The play is witty and ultimately touching, as Eve disrupts Adam’s quiet, peaceful life. She discovers fire and names everything in the Garden. When Adam asks her why she named a Dodo a Dodo, she says because it looks like one. She fixes the Garden to make it better and has a disturbing curiosity about fruit. When Adam ignores her, she talks to the other animals—especially to a particular snake. In time Adam and Eve grow to love each other and in spite of great differences learn that life is much better together. This is a gem of a play that makes us look at and laugh at ourselves.
Audiences will be greeted by some of the inhabitants of the Garden and after the one act play can enjoy dessert and coffee.
The Licklog Players have spent untold hours constructing their new theater, which is like the smaller venues found off Broadway. They are excited about the possibilities this will give them. There are still projects to do that will continue, but you can be the first audience in their new theater. The opening season production of “The Fantasticks” will begin April 13-15 and 20-23. Directed by Chris Hendley, this happy musical should get the “official season” off to a great start. Hendley is thrilled with his cast. “The Fantasticks” is the longest running musical in history. When it closed in New York, there had been over 17,000 performances. It has recently reopened there. “The Fantasticks” was designed to be an off-Broadway cozy, warm, and touching play.
Information about the season can be found on the website, Licklog Players.com. Tickets are $13 for adults and $8 for students. Call for tickets 828-389-8632. You can also stop by between 10 and 2. Licklog is located on Rt. 17 in the Creek Side Plaza on the right coming from Georgia. It is in the back, across from the ABC store.