Running time: approx. 2hrs 10min
Adam, a son born from wealth, lives a rather solitary life with his father in an opulent mansion paradise. The story begins with an illustrious birthday party being thrown for Adam (“Eden”). A number of suitors have come in attempt to win his affection. Detached, Adam suddenly finds himself drawn to Eve when he spots her across the room, a latecomer to the party (“Halo Girl”). During the proceedings Adam loses Eve in the crowd and takes chase to catch up with her in the mansion gardens. He introduces himself and when a storm hits they take shelter together under an apple tree. Adam lends a shivering Eve his jacket and she hugs him to return the warmth.
The couple awake under the tree the following morning now in rapture of each other’s company. A servant beckons Adam at the father’s request, although the couple playfully evades to spend further time together. Adam takes Eve on a tour of the mansion and they find a romantic dance together on the balcony. They stumble upon Viper, a family friend with a complicated and sordid past, who joins to become the third wheel (“Shooter of the Saints”). When the day comes to an end and the couple must part, Viper volunteers to escort Eve home and on the way begins to weave a shroud of lies, manipulating Eve by saying that unless she wants to be just another of Adam’s brief conquests, she will need to fit in to his decadent lifestyle.
Adam responds to his father and recounts the magical night he had with Eve. His father is delighted but upon learning of plans for the couple and Viper the following night, gives Adam a stern warning of Viper’s infamous past and dealings with a drug which threatens his life. The three, Adam, Eve and Viper meet the following evening and Viper entertains the couple by introducing them to the dealer (“Ride”) and ‘Golden Apple’, a drug that she sells with many lies and false promises. Adam resists Viper’s pressure but is left struggling with the temptation of her words (“Complicated”). Viper scolds Eve for not being more persuasive and manipulates her to reattempt the following day. That night the father crosses paths with Eve and discovers she has nowhere to go. He insists that she stay at the mansion as a guest but upon her arrival she tries to persuade Adam to run away with her (“I Do”). Adam takes a small branch from the apple tree and spins it together to form a ring and places it on Eve’s finger. Viper arrives before they have a chance to leave and after more pressure, Eve takes the drug before Adam can stop her. Deciding that whatever their fate, they will share it together, Adam also takes the drug (“Bitter Taste”). The couple descends into addiction and shed their innocence (“Grim Stalker”).
Once discovering their fall, a furious father confronts Viper and exiles her for her part in the tragedy. The father then speaks with Adam and in a final desperate attempt to save his son’s life, expels both Adam and Eve from the mansion and the wealth within. An indignant Adam flees the mansion with Eve, desperately stealing valuables to fund their addiction (“Goodbye”). The couple meets with the dealer and despite his warnings and reluctance, sells them one more ‘hit’ in exchange for the stolen possessions (“Lady Luck”). Eve overdoses and Adam, with the help of the dealer, rush her to hospital emergency where Adam is left reeling by her bedside (“Will For You”). The dealer meets with the father to make peace, returning his possessions. At the father’s request and as retribution, he sets fire to the mansion and adds to the flames all that remains of the golden apples hence removing the fuel for the couples addiction. The doctor takes blood samples from the couple and finds having been devastated by the drug, their health is deteriorating and they will age and die prematurely. He informs Eve that she must absolutely remain sober for the sake of her and Adam’s unborn child. The couple is left reeling and face a painful withdrawal (“Crawl”).
Adam and Eve try to find their way in a harsh world, living on the streets. Adam is at a loss for what to do, never having to be a provider before (“Freeway”). Eve expresses that she feels responsible for their predicament but Adam reassures her. Being clean for months their spirits return (“Can I Get A Dollar”) and they decide that rather than begging for money, they return to the mansion to beg forgiveness. When they find the burnt ashes and not knowing whether the father is still alive, Eve is racked with guilt and leaves Adam in the night to free him from what she feels is her burden (“Tumbling Down”). Adam breaks down at the loss but begins searching for Eve (“Gone”). Pregnant and alone, Eve begs on the street when she runs into Viper, a shadow of her former self and they decide to stick together to survive.
Months pass and Eve regrets leaving Adam and misses him terribly. A stranger approaches Eve, having overheard her troubles and tries to convince her to flee from Viper and reunite with Adam (“Beautiful”). An exposed Viper abandons her pretences and attacks the stranger, shooting her in the stomach, then turns on Eve. Eve manages to flee and returns to the apple tree in a hope to stumble upon Adam (“Too Far Away”). She suddenly falls into labor and a hooded figure, the father, returns to rescue Eve and take her to the hospital. Eve makes amends with the father who is sympathetic to the couple’s plight and sends his servant to find Adam.
As one final hope, Adam returns to the dealer to see if he can find a clue that will lead to Eve. The dealer encourages Adam, telling him that his father lives and although he doesn’t know of Eve’s whereabouts, takes him to Viper instead. There is a confrontation and Adam calls Viper accountable for all the tragedy that has befallen them. Viper pulls a gun on Adam but he manages to steal it away. Viper lashes out with a final lie, telling Adam of Eve’s death; suicide from the guilt, which has haunted her. When she shows him the twisted ring he had once fashioned at the apple tree Adam is devastated. Viper suggests that the two can reunite in the afterlife and when Adam is on the verge of shooting himself the dealer returns just in time with the servant to tell him the truth. Adam hurries off to find Eve in the hospital, leaving Viper to wallow in her misery, but not before she rushes at him and the servant absent-mindedly cold cocks her with Adam’s gun.
Eve is in the hospital with her newly born son, Cain, when Adam bursts in. They reunite in an ecstatic, loving embrace. The father reveals himself and he and Adam reconcile. The father arranges a job for Adam and offers accommodation for the new family (“Tiny Fingers”).
Some time has passed and Adam returns from his job, the couple having made a new life for themselves. A new baby, Abel, is on the way and Adam shares a moment, reminiscing with Eve (“Lionheart”).
(Minimum of 8)
Adam (25-30) Adam is the main protagonist of the musical and has the majority of songs. He is fit, muscular and attractive, born from wealth yet remains humble and good-natured. He is good mannered, righteous and strong.
Eve (18-25) Eve is the embodiment of beauty yet is surprisingly shy, humble and gentle. She has a natural innocence about her yet also an inner strength, which she doesn’t realize. It is not explained where Eve comes from or of a family, but only that is homeless at that point when discovered by the father. Her status, or lack thereof, is a point of manipulation from Viper. Eve accompanies most of the songs and is second only to Adam on vocal demand.
Father (50-60) A loving and caring master of the house. There is an unexplained back-story of the father and yet you get a sense of immense power and authority. Most of his decisions are directed as a father figure to both Adam and Eve.
Viper (35-40) A complicated character, Viper is deceitful and self-promoting with a sordid and unexplained past. The character is written as female, creating a sort of bizarre love triangle with Adam and Eve, yet could possibly work as male also. She is attractive, sexy, infamous, a temptress in black, skin-tight leather and fishnet stockings who knows how to get what she wants. There is an unexplained feud that dates back much farther between her and the father, which has left her bitter and vengeful. She has fallen from grace and now in a haze of narcotics and hard, party living she secretly plots her masterwork of revenge.
Dealer (30-35) The tree of the knowledge of good and evil in human form, the dealer stands on the divide between good and evil. He is inevitably used as a tool for both sides. He is a rough, leather clad, tattooed and charismatic character who is surprisingly wise and good natured past the rough exterior. There is an undertone and hint of a relationship between himself and Viper that is not explored.
Servant (60-70) Gabriel is the ever-loyal yet often quirky servant to the father. He has taken on an almost motherly role to Adam, worrisome and at times nagging. He is a sense of comic relief in the story.
Doctor (35-45) Written as male but also fitting as female, the doctor is a strong and diligent medical professional.
Angel (30-40) Angel appears throughout the musical mostly with short lines with the one exception of a main scene in the slums with Eve. She is the one to persuade Eve to go looking for Adam. Angel needs to be strong vocally with a solo (“Beautiful”). She is a mysterious and angelic stranger, like a guardian angel or fairy godmother to Eve.
Nurse (30-40) The nurse character is a minor role that can possibly be played also by Angel. She is the accompanying hand to the doctor.
Guitarist (Angel In White)
Bassist (Angel In Black)
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