Adam’s Eve is the original tale of boy meets girl, but this modern retelling leaves out the fig leaves you’ll find in the Genesis version.
It has the heart of a love story, the soul of the classic Bible story and the brain of a comedy.
The play, written by Matthew Carlin in 2008, tells the story of Adam, a modern-day bachelor. One day, he opens his closet and is surprised by a woman who jumps out and proclaims that God has sent her to be his soul mate.
“I can understand how some people might be a little scared of the religious implication,” says Valarie Davis, stage manager and vice president of Maplewood Barn. “But it’s really more about the comedy of having a person thrown into your life who you didn’t expect to have thrown into your life.”
Take it as you like, a religious tale not to be taken lightly or a light-hearted rom-com, but no one can deny that a woman jumping out of your closet sounds like an interesting way to start the day. – Dominique Feldman
Where: Maplewood Barn Theatre
When: July 2 and 3; July 5 and 6; July 10–13, 8 p.m.