written by Paul Rudnick
directed by Robin Olinsky
performed May 15-17, 2003
A stage manager, headset and prompt book at hand, brings the house lights to
half, then dark, and cues the creation of the world. Instead of Adam and
Eve, our lead characters are Adam and Steve, and Jane and Mabel, a lesbian
couple with whom they decide to start civilization. Act One covers the
Garden of Eden, an ark, a visit with a Pharaoh and the Nativity.
Act two jumps to modern day Manhattan. Adam and Steve are together again, and Steve
is HIV positive. Itís Christmas Eve, and Jane is nine months pregnant. The
two women want to marry and a wheelchair-bound, Jewish lesbian Rabbi from TV
arrives to officiate. The ceremony is interrupted as Jane gives birth, and
Steve confides to Adam that his medication isnít working and that heíll
probably not survive much longer. Bound by their long life together, and the
miracle of birth theyíve just witnessed, the two men comfort each other even
though they know their remaining time together will be short.