(MAPLEWOOD, NJ) -- The Strollers presents Children of Eden across three weekends from November 3-19, 2023 at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts. From musical theatre greats, Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! It's about humanity - our first steps and fumbles, trials and triumphs, and ultimately how we live with one another on this earth.
Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet. but inspiring. message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."
Performances take place Friday and Saturday, November 3-4 at 8:00pm; Sunday, November 5 at 2:00pm; Friday and Saturday, November 10-11 at 8:00pm; Sunday, November 12 at 2:00pm; Friday and Saturday, November 17-18 at 8:00pm; and Sunday, November 19 at 2:00pm.
Tickets are $25; Senior/Student tickets are $20. Tickets are available for purchase online. The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts is located at 10 Durand Road in Maplewood, New Jersey.
Children of Eden features Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a Book by John Caird. The production is directed by Carol Cornicelli with Musical Direction by Michael Nuzzo and Assistant Musical Direction by Ebony Wiggins.
The Strollers is a community theater troupe in Maplewood, New Jersey. They have been in continuous operation since 1932. Each year they produce a season of two plays and a musical, as well as a children's theater production in midwinter. They welcome anyone with an interest in the arts and a willingness to work toward a common goal, whether onstage or behind the scenes. Their diverse membership includes people of all ages and from all walks of life. Whether you have always been a theater person or just enjoy the fun of working on a creative project, The Strollers welcomes you.
Their monthly meetings include a workshop program, providing first-time playwrights and directors a forum for showcasing and experimenting with new works and ideas. Workshops also offer actors opportunities to perform in somewhat more casual and less time-consuming venues than a full play may demand.