Play portrays modern tale of Adam, Eve

“The Most Fabulous Story Ever
Told” begins with Adam and Steve
in a bold new retelling of the Bible.
Topics such as religion, sexuality,
relationships and Aids come to light
in a society that hates change and
values conformity above all else.
The play premiered on Friday in
the Proscenium Theater.
The doors opened to a handful
of people excited to visualize a gay
modernized version of Adam and
Eve, bringing something new to
the campus.
Director Vanessa Mizzone
Pellegrini talked about how
controversial the play may seem
too many people and how “religion
and the LGBTQ+ community can
sometimes feel like they are at
odds.”
Adam and Steve meet lesbian
couple Jane and Mable and become
the first two homosexual couples in
the world.
They go through centuries of
human history together where
they simultaneously evolve and
transform into a contemporary
couple.
Religion was the major motif in
the play, appearing in several ways.
For instance, Adam miraculously
finds a small book that triggers

questions about their existence and
who is the creator of all the world.
Christianity plays a dominant
role as the beginning act takes place
within the Garden of Eden and deals
with the aftermath of their expulsion
from the garden and their attempts
to reassert themselves and find a
new purpose in this new land they

find themselves in.
Sexuality also plays a great factor
throughout the play and it is shown
through the main characters and not
only their love toward the same sex,
but they are also open and willing to
attempt interspecies sex.
The audience got to view how
natural it is to love someone of the

same-sex all the while experiencing
the pure human nature of what
it is like to love someone from
the same sex, a feat that is not

questioned twice in our hetero-
standard domesticity.

Not only that but how in
an inverted world it would be if
heterosexuality was seen as an outlier.

The actors of the play did a
great job in demonstrating real life
hardships that are usually not well
documented.
For example, the raw reality of
people giving birth to still-borns, the
pure emotion of what it is to endure
the pain of having lost a life that was
never fully developed.

Not only do they deal with the
aftermath, but dare to go on and
attempt another pregnancy and the
pain felt by the partner who birthed
a stillborn.

Lastly, the cold harsh fact that
sometimes medications do not work
for everyone.
The brutal hand of AIDS have

spread entirely and is out of death-
preventing options.

Laughter and gasps filled the
theater and it ended in a standing
ovation, letting the actors know the
enjoyment for their performance.
Pellegrini said that she is
constantly looking for shows that
students are interested in and
students can see themselves in.
The last day to watch this fabulous
story play out will be on Dec. 8 at
2 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre P2.

BY KATHERINE ARAUJO
Staff Writer

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