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The Diary of Adam and Eve

The Diary of Adam and Eve

Dramatized by Marc Bucci. From Mark Twain's story.

Product Code: D15000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 1m., 1w., 3 either gender, optional extras.

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$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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Mark Twain gives your audience front-row seats to the first battle of the sexes! Adam doesn't get a chance to name any of the new wonders of creation because Eve always beats him to it. When asked why she names a bird a Dodo, her reply is always, "Because it looks like a Dodo." Eve feels that she, too, is an important experiment and she must chronicle her observations. Among these observations are the discovery of fire, the fact that water runs uphill at night and that not only can she talk to animals but some, such as the snake, can talk back. Accepting the apple, Eve and Adam get a new look at life. The audience will get an enchanting new look at them.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code D15000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $55/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 45 min


  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780871294524
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Minimal production requirements. Good adaptation."
Review by Jonathan Dunski, Rio Rancho High School, Rio Rancho, NM
"This is a delightful production that the audience loved. It is enchanting and romantic."
Review by Debbie Boston, South Hills High School, Fort Worth, Texas
"A great script and easy show to produce with thousands of possibilities. A sure win with any age audience."
Review by Bob Silton, Encore Theatre, Libertyville, Ill.
"Very easily produced. A crowd pleaser that worked well as a fundraiser. Also a very fun experience for a husband-wife thespian team!"
Review by Tami McDonald, Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"We performed this play for the UIL One Act Play contest. It was easy to stage using the UIL One Act Play set and minimal costumes and props."
Tip by Kathryn Joslin Walling, Horizon High School, El Paso, Texas
"This is a really clever play, if done well, with experienced actors.Because there are so many lines for both Adam and Eve, it is imperative that you know that the actors you cast can handle the responsibility. "
Tip by Emily Whitman, Ann Richards STEAM Academy, Dallas, Texas
"My students got creative with the set and painted pylons like fruit trees and a bench to become a log. For costumes, we used T-shirts with their character names on them and black pants with elaborate make-up. Make sure you research animals (if you are using them). Have the actors observe how they move and what makes each animal unique from the other ones and act out its specific characteristics on stage."
Tip by Chloe Strickland, Brentwood Christian Schools, Austin, Texas