Special Library Program Scheduled for February 24th

Updated 3 years ago
Special Library Program Scheduled for February 24th

The Ocracoke Library will present “Excerpts from The Diaries of Adam & Eve” by Mark Twain on Friday, Feb 26th at 7pm.

Visiting Vermont thespians Diana Bigelow and Jim Stapleton will perform the delightful 45-minute reading. The program is free and all are welcome! 

In 1893 Mark Twain published an imagined diary of Adam, the First Man. In 1906, shortly after the death of his wife, Olivia, Twain completed the companion piece, The Diary of Eve. Subsequently the two pieces have been published together. The combined "Diaries" are sprightly and fun, as one would expect from Mark Twain, but they are also poignant, since they span the entire time from the meeting of the First Couple in Eden to Eve’s death many years later. Twain’s observations on the ageless contest between Man and Woman have a surprisingly modern ring. Diana has selected passages from the two diaries that allow the characters to relate alternately the course of their life together in the Garden and thereafter.

Diana and Jim have performed “Adam & Eve” around the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State and in Bristol, Vermont where they now live. They have also performed selections from their published memoirs and Diana’ songs as well as fully staged plays by Jim. The latter included “Henry & Emily, The Muses in Massachusetts”, an imagined meeting between Emily Dickinson and Henry Thoreau, which enjoyed a brief run off-Broadway in New York City.

Special Library Program Scheduled for February 24th

 

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