This Romantic Comedy, set in Mark Twain's parlor as well as the Garden of Eden, follows the adventures and misadventures of the first man and the first woman. Based on Twain's novels, in McMath's adaptation has Mark Twain himself set the scenes... and give his personal take on the couple's progress.
Eve's curiosity makes her follow Adam around the Garden until he gives in and speaks to her. But it's not a happy start. As Eve is trying to befriend every animal, Adam is trying to name them. Eve is full of wonder at everything she meets - like the Brontosaurus she'd like to make a household pet. Adam's response? He wants to give the house to the animal and vacate the premises.
Eventually Eve's curiosity also leads her to befriend a serpent, or, as Twain calls him, "The world's first consultant," and that leads to mankind's fall and their exodus from the once beautiful, peaceful garden. But - as in life - their story doesn't end there. Eventually the couple reconcile to their new world and find that, in the end, love conquers all... and they have other gardens to build.
The play premiered in 2017 at North Gate Vineyard in Purcellville, VA,