19. Juli 2020 - 19:00 bis 20:00
Eliszis Jahrmarktstheater, Stuttgart
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The Diaries of Adam & Eve by Mark Twain | Sonntag, 19. Juli 2020


Featuring Felice Becker as Eve, Joerg Witzsch as Adam and The Stuttgart Harmonizers as a Quartet of Gaurdian Angels

This reading combines two different works by Mark Twain - EXTRACTS FROM ADAM’S DIARY and EVE’S DIARY; these separate short stories were published, years apart, independently of one another. Mark Twain, America’s greatest humorist, claims to have “translated” the “original” diaries of mankind’s first couple into English.

The texts are humorous and ironic, and performed together; THE DIARIES OF ADAM & EVE give a new spin on Genesis, as we follow the journey of Adam and Eve discovering the world around them… and each other! Few people, before Twain, have given consideration of how idyllic life must have been like for Adam on his own in the Garden of Eden. Despite his reservations and initial deep annoyance with Eve, Adam finds himself in love with her.

Historians and Twain specialists acknowledge that these texts give insight into his marriage; as Adam is based on himself and Eve is based on his beloved wife Olivia.

The great American storyteller found comfort and inspiration in the company of women, and his irreverent look at conventional religion is also a thoughtful -- and humorous -- argument for gender equality.