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DATE: 02/09/2023 19:30

TIME: 7:30 pm



Theatre Bristol brings an original, well, the original love story, Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve, to the ARTspace stage in time for Valentine’s, February 9-14. Tickets are now on sale for this touching ARTScene comedy at theatrebristol.org/tickets, with weekend and weekday evening and matinee performances.

Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve, is a uniquely American theatre piece, funny, beautiful, and deeply moving. David Birney has crafted a light-hearted look at the world’s first love story through the eyes of America’s greatest humorist, Mark Twain, whose Garden of Eden bursts with wit, laughter and the lyric poignance of the first love and the first loss” (Concord Theatricals).

”I get no chance to name anything myself. The new creature names everything that comes along, before I can get in a protest,” protests Adam, played by James Francis. Eve, played by Mary Ellis Rice wryly notes among her pages, “It tapers like a carrot. I think it is a man.”

Directing Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam & Eve is long-time Theatre Bristol veteran director and actor, Chris McVey. Chris is supported by stage manager Nicole Intagliata, assistant stage manager Sarah McCall King, and producer Samantha Gray, along with Theatre Bristol crew.

Performances are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday at 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm at Theatre Bristol’s ARTspace stage, 506 State Street, Bristol, TN. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, plus processing fees, available online at theatrebristol.org/tickets and at the door.

Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam & Eve is presented as part of ARTScene, a new performance experience by Theatre Bristol. ARTScene performances feature actors and new productions in the small black box theatre on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the year.

Enjoy an affordable evening out with dinner downtown before or after a quotable comedy, heart-touching classic, throw-back to times past, or avant-garde work. Follow Theatre Bristol events for upcoming ARTScene performance dates or stroll by for tickets at the door.

Theatre Bristol is pleased to present Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam & Eve as part of its family-friendly 58th season of ARTspace and The Paramount Center for the Arts shows, including The Diary of Anne Frank, Winnie-the-Pooh, The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet, Oklahoma!, A Christmas Carol, PLAYtime in the ARTspace weeklyand The StART of Adventure Summer Camp.

Founded in 1965 by Cathy DeCaterina, Theatre Bristol is a community theatre serving all ages that also has the distinction as the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee. Located on historic State Street in Bristol, it also serves southwest Virginia. Its Main Stage season consists of drama, comedy, and musical productions that take place in the 100-seat blackbox ARTspace and at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is a volunteer-operated community organization and we invite you to get involved.

Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam & Eve is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com.

For tickets and information, visit www.theatrebristol.org, follow TheatreBristolTN on Facebook, call 423-212-3625, or email info@theatrebristol.org.

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