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Source Material

Based on The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain
Based on The Lady or the Tiger? by Frank R. Stockton
Based on Passionella by Jules Feiffer


The first act, "The Diary Of Adam And Eve," is a quirky, touching spin on the tale of the world's first couple, adapted from Mark Twain's Extracts From Adam's Diary. The second act, "The Lady Or The Tiger?," explores the fickleness of love in a rock and roll fable set in a mythical barbarian kingdom. Finally, "Passionella" is based on Jules Feiffer's offbeat Cinderella-story about a chimney sweep whose dreams of being a "glamorous movie star" nearly sabotage her one chance for true love.

Trivia & History

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" and Bruce Jay Friedman's "Show-Biz Connections" were originally to have provided the source material for the second and third acts. By April 1966, Frank R. Stockton's "The Lady or the Tiger?" had replaced the Hawthorne story. As late as early June 1966, the Friedman story was still being mentioned in press releases about the show.

Alternate Titles

  • Come Back! Go Away! I Love You! (working title)
  • The Diary of Adam and Eve (no note)
  • The Lady or the Tiger? (no note)
  • Passionella (no note)

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