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Come to the garden- of Eden.

posted Sep 4, 2012, 2:43 PM by Eric Fancher
        It's a story everybody knows.  God makes man, God makes woman, women eats apple, man loves woman, God loses man.  But the hardest part of love is letting go.  This is a retelling of the book of Genesis like you may have never seen.  Robert Navis, Jr. has amassed a cast of over 60 youth, teen, and adult actors from varied experience levels to create a musical, visual, and emotional spectacle on the third floor of the St. Patrick's Club Building.  The show called Children of Eden, written by Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, never had a Broadway run, but is one of the 20 most licensed shows in the MTI library.  Originally produced in 1991 in London, then re-worked to the version we have today in 1997 at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, the show has undergone many changes.  Eric's role in this production, that of both Adam and Noah, were originally two separate roles in London.  Eric is eager to return to Near West Theatre, one of the few places an actor can open up fully, without the sense of judgement or ridicule.  Jordan Cooper will serve as the musical director and Hope Schultz will take over Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek's usual role of choreographer for this production.  The production opens November 16th, and will run for three weeks.  Tickets are 8 dollars, general admission and can be purchased HERE.  You can find showtimes there as well, or look at my CALENDAR page.