Eastern Kentucky University Theatre will open its 2016-17 season with the presentation Sept. 28-Oct. 2 of “Searching for Eden: The Diaries of Adam and Eve.”
More than a century after Mark Twain composed his own short stories about the biblical figures, playwright James Still combined those stories for Act 1 of “Searching for Eden,” and then imagines the pair in the present day. When the couple return to the garden, they uncover uncomfortable truths and struggle to connect to their origins – and each other.
The Gifford Theatre curtain rises at 8 p.m. nightly Sept. 28-Oct. 1 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. Tickets, $5 for students and senior citizens and $6 for others, are on sale online at www.theatre.eku.edu and are available at the Gifford Box Office in the Campbell Building on weekdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and beginning an hour before each performance.
EKU theatre student Baxter Wilhelm will direct the first act of the play, with EKU Theatre Coordinator Alana Ghent directing Act II.