Theater Works announces CHILDREN OF EDEN as first mainstream production of 2022 season

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Theater Works will kick off its first Mainstage 2022 production with “Children of Eden,” which opens June 10 and runs through the end of this month at the Gyder Theater at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.

The production will be directed by Theater Works Artistic Director Chris Hamby, with musical direction by Jennifer Adams and choreography by Paul Pedersen.

“Children of Eden” is based on the first 9½ chapters of the Book of Genesis and explores the age-old conflict of parents and children through the generations, first the Father (God) with Adam and Eve, then Adam and Eve with their sons. Cain and Abel, and finally Noah and his family.

From the great names in musical theatre, musical lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin and Wicked) and director John Caird (Royal Shakespeare Company, London Royal National Theatre, Canadian Opera Company) present a joyful and inspiring musical on parents, children and faith. Not to mention centuries of unsolved family business. Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them face the willful and cataclysmic actions of their respective children.

Auditions for this production will take place at the end of March 2022.

In order to create a safe space for audience members and actors and to keep our stages bright, wearing a mask is mandatory for audience members attending Theater Works productions. Temperatures will be taken upon arrival.

A performance on June 18 at 2pm will be a “safety” performance with a no drink policy and either proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid PCR test to attend.

Theater Works productions take place at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (10580 N. 83rd Drive Peoria, AZ 85345). For more information about Theater Works, visit www.theaterworks.org.