ROCHELLE — The show must go on!
That’s what Vince Carney Community Theatre is doing by putting on a production online next weekend.
“The Virtual Diaries of Adam and Eve” is adapted from Mark Twain’s short stories. The play is crafted in the style of video diaries kept by Adam and Eve. Along the way, we hear from God, who also is online, and wants to set the record straight on a few items of potential confusion like the Ark, the emu and whether or not the banana is the perfect fruit. It’s a humorous first-person account of the first man and wife, which includes creation, getting to know one another, exploring their new world and naming the animals.
The short play continues after they eat from the forbidden fruit and are exiled from the garden, which Adam wanted to call Eden, but Eve liked the name Niagara Falls instead. Following their departure, Adam and Eve share the many challenges of parenting two teenage boys and growing old.
God is played by Dean Wren, Adam is portrayed by Kyle Arreguin and Lindsey Lancaster is Eve.
Show times are Saturday, April 24 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 25 at 4 p.m. A goodwill donation is appreciated.
The show is produce by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Co. and is directed by Kim Ekes and Dianne Jenner.
Ekes said the group has plans to do an outdoor show later this summer. They also have plans on more outside fundraisers and shows outside on VCCT’s “meadow.”
For more information, go to www.vcctrochelle.org.