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About the Play

David Birney, one of America's finest classical actors and star of numerous television series and movies, has crafted a light-hearted look at the world's first love story through the eyes of America's greatest humorist, Mark Twain.

Twain's Garden of Eden bursts with wit, laughter and the lyric poignance of the first love and the first loss. Birney stars as Adam and is joined by actress Madylon Brans as Eve.

Mark Twain's: The Diaries of Adam and Eve, inspired talent on an an elegant set, is a uniquely American theatre piece, funny, beautiful, and deeply moving.

"...endearing... a reminder of Twain's storytelling genius and how much fun it can be... flavorful as apple cider, pungent, ironic."

- Los Angeles Times

"Sharp and resourceful... played with freshness and theatricality...charming."

- Variety

"Mark Twain isn't just for Hal Holbrook anymore. David Birney brings Mark Twain's words to life... in a romantic adventure for the ages."

- Times Union, Albany, New York

"This utterly engaging work seduces the audience with an ease that would make the sly satanic snake supremely jealous... super."

- Santa Barbara News Press

"Wrought with humor and tenderness regarding the love of a man for a woman... moving."

- Hollywood Reporter


Booking Information

Michele Roberge
(562) 985-7098

Bill Weir
Gurtman & Murtha
450 7th Avenue
Suite #603
New York, NY 10123
(212) 967-7350

Script Available

Script of the play (American Playhouse version) available at


Audio Recording Available

Audio recording now available.