"It's Adam and EVE, not Adam and STEVE!"
Or is it? Paul Rudnick's controversial, heartwarming, and hilarious play The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told wrestles with this question, along with others, including but not limited to, "What is love?" "Why are we here?" "Is there a God?" and "Is it a sin to wear white after Labor Day?" It's a retelling of the Old Testament, with a few dozen twists and characters, including a Pharaoh, go-go elf, promiscuous cats and rhinoceroses, hoe down dancing, pregnancy-induced crankiness, and a lesbian Rabbi in a wheelchair.
- Place: Renegade Comedy Theatre, 222 East Superior Street, Duluth
- Dates: October 18, 19, 20 and 25, 26, 27
- Time: 7:00pm
- Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors
(Opening Night Only, October 18, is Pay What You Can Night!)
Go to www.renegadecomedy.org
for more information.
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Directed by: Minden J. Anderson
Adam – Nathan St. Germain
Steve – Jim Paine
Jane – Chani Ninneman
Mabel – Katie Jacobson
Stage Manager – Jean Sramek
Man 1 – Ric Stevens
Man 2 – Nick Elias
Woman 1 – Devorah Jaffe
Woman 2 – Nikki Bohr
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. I've heard this show referred to as "the gay Bible play." Is that true?
A. Yes. Adam and Steve are gay. Really gay. So are Jane and Mabel. In fact, pretty much every character in the show is homosexual. However, I wouldn't so much call it a "gay play", because it's about relationships and love, and that applies to everybody.
Q. So does it make fun of heterosexuals?
Q. Does it make fun of the Bible?
Q. Does it make fun of gay people, Christians, Jews, Mormons, Egyptians, New Yorkers, WASPs, theatre techies, atheists, animals, vegans, modern dancers, parents, disabled lesbian rabbis, and FedEx drivers?
A. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes.
Q. Is it a cruel play, only concerned with mocking others?
A. On the contrary! It is a play about the search for truth, love, and meaning.
Q. Is this play appropriate for all ages?
A. Absolutely not. It is rated R.
Q. Does this play contain adult language and situations?
A. Yes indeed.
Q. My in-laws will be in town at the end of October. Should we take them to see this play?
A. Not recommended, unless they're drunk. On second thought, just take them to the Pickwick like you always do.