Performance Preview Guide for Children of
July 13 – July 21, 2013
Village Theatre First Stage
120 Front Street North
Issaquah, Washington 98027
Parents Note: Only parents are qualified to determine what is appropriate for their
children. This Production Guide is available on our website and at the Francis J. Gaudette
Theatre Box Office to help you make the decision that is right for you and your family.
Versions available to preview: A script is available at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre Box
Office in Issaquah for you to read.
Production Length: The show will run approximately 2 hours with a 15-minute
Synopsis: Sometimes the hardest part of love is letting go. Loosely based on The Bible’s
book of Genesis, Children of Eden is a heartfelt, humorous, and sometimes dark look at the
age old struggle between parents and their children, and the pain that often accompanies
growing up and growing apart. With lush melodies by Grammy Award winning composer
Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) and book by John Caird, join KIDSTAGE as they bring
Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel, and Noah on a visually and lyrically breathtaking journey of second
chances and new beginnings.
Script Content Details
Please note: the following contains plot spoilers.
Violence: There is a fight between Adam and Cain, in which Abel ends up being killed. This
act is mirrored in Act two with Noah and Japheth, without any injuries.
Biblical Themes: This is a biblically based show and deals with the stories in the book of
Language: The word “Damn” is used once in the show for the line “Damn him, anyway!”
Why did KIDSTAGE decide to produce Children of Eden?
Children of Eden is a retelling of the biblical stories in the book of Genesis. It takes
the classical characters that we know: Eve, Cain, Noah, etc. and puts them in a more human
light. This show explores personal choice, forgiveness, and the struggles of parenthood.
With its challenging harmonies and intricate score, Children of Eden stretches the skills of
each student performers. The loose framework of this show allows us to tell a familiar
story in a new and revealing way that is relatable to modern generations.