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Scrag Mountain performs Twain work

Mary Bonhag and Matthew Patrick Morris will reprise the roles of Eve and Adam in “The Diaries of Adam and Eve,” as performed by Scrag Mountain Music.

Courtesy of Chandler Center for the Arts

Mary Bonhag and Matthew Patrick Morris will reprise the roles of Eve and Adam in “The Diaries of Adam and Eve,” as performed by Scrag Mountain Music.

Friday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.—RANDOLPH—“Wheresoever she was, there was Eden.” So ends Mark Twain’s “The Diaries of Adam and Eve,” one of his last and most personal works, and the subject of Scrag Mountain Music’s summertime opera performances in Randolph. “The Diaries of Adam and Eve,” a chamber opera composed in 2007 by Scrag Mountain Music artistic director Evan Premo, will be presented at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph on Friday, August 5 at 7:30 pm.

“The Diaries of Adam and Eve” was commissioned by the Michigan-based Pine Mountain Music Festival. The piece was so well received that it was reprised at the same festival in 2010. Scrag Mountain Music co-artistic director and soprano Mary Bonhag will reprise the role of Eve, and rising star baritone Matthew Patrick Morris will sing Adam.

This production welcomes back the Aeolus String Quartet, the quartet that premiered the work in 2007. Direction is by Edwin Cahill, an American director gaining international attention.

The opera tells the familiar story of the original man and woman in the Garden of Eden, discovering the world (and each other) for the first time, and then follows them as they are thrown out of Eden to discover death, betrayal, and ultimately love and deep companionship in their lives together.

The performance is “Come as you are-pay what you can,” with donations collected at intermission. Reserve seats by calling 802-728-6464 or  802-496-5997.

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