‘His name was Adam. Her name was Eve.’ Sounds like it was meant to be. Adam and Eve starts as a story of high school sweethearts who made it through, got married and a mortgage. Everything was going according to plan. Until it didn't. Adam and Eve is a story of love, trust and whether there is a limit to the two. The production is expertly staged int he round with minimal set. The only stationary setpiece is a gorgeous paper sculpture in the ceiling and captured the eye upon entrance. The lighting design by Ben Jacobs fits the production perfectly and the lights at the beginning of the show are nothing short of a work of art. The cast does a good job with the text, although at the start of the play it is hard to believe what brought these two polar opposites together and the cast does not convince me that there is an attraction there, to begin with. However as a married couple, Lee Knight in the role of Adam and Jeannie Dickinson in the role of Eve, are utterly believable.
They have hilarious inside jokes with each other and bicker in an endearing way. Melissa Parker also deserves a mention for a fantastic performance in the role of Nikki. She brings a mysterious quality to the character and manages to be completely convincing both as a vapid teenager and a cunning young woman. Adam and Eve is an interesting, thought-provoking piece of new work and, without wanting to give too much up about the plot, it is eerily appropriate in the modern age.
Written by Disa Andersen