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One Bad Apple
One Bad Apple
Winner of the Robert M. Golden Award

"The play's tale of creation is spun with joy and attitude. One Bad Apple is a polished, detailed and intelligent treat." —The Northwest Current
Book and lyrics by Raphe Beck and Christopher La Puma. Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma.

Cast: 3m., 4w. (plus 3 either gender, chorus.) In the beginning, God created man; that was her first mistake. Thus begins One Bad Apple, a musical comedy that turns the Book of Genesis into the first battle of the sexes. In a very corporate world of Creation, two competitive angels pit Adam and Eve against each other to see which prototype will be the more successful model for the human race. When their experiment takes on a life of its own, God kicks the humans out of Eden and considers scrapping the whole thing and starting over. Unless Adam and Eve can prove their worth before the end of the sixth day, they are doomed. And yes, there's a nervous snake, a resentful devil, and a juicy red piece of fruit. One Bad Apple was commissioned by and premiered at Stanford University. Single set. Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes.

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Music Samples

Just Six Days
Adam's Creation
You Are the Only One for Me
Poor Me
Go, Golden Cherubs
In Your Heart

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  O66
Cast Size:  10
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  94
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  90 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
ISBN (10): 1583423079
Publication Date: 05/30/2006
Raphe Beck has worked as a writer for Walt Disney Pictures, DreamWorks Feature Animation, Jim Henson Pictures and director Oliver Stone. Originally from Evanston, Illinois, he attended Stanford University where he met his collaborators Christopher La Puma and Deborah Wicks La Puma. He now lives in San Francisco with his wife, Eden. Photo: Lisa Wax Groot.More
Christopher La Puma received his bachelor of arts degree with honors in drama from Stanford University before being practical and becoming an attorney. After writing and premiering One Bad Apple with composer Debbie Wicks at Stanford University, Chris asked her to marry him. Debbie said yes, knowing that if they could write a musical together and still stay friends, ...More
Deborah Wicks La Puma is a composer, music director and orchestrator. Her work for adults and children has been seen by thousands of audience members around the world, from Australia to the East Room of the White House, enjoying both popular and critical success. Her awards include the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, the Robert M. Golden Award, National Endowment for ...More
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