2018 Free Summer Concerts On The Commons
presented by Holladay Arts Council and Excellence in the Community
Visit Concerts on the Commons Page for dates and information
February 9: 7:00 pm, Staged Reading, City Hall. Mark Twain's Diary of Adam & Eve
March 14: 7:00 pm, Documentary film Logan's Syndrome, UMFA
March 23 & 24: Fine Arts Show, City Hall
April 9: Holladay Reflections in Dance Olympus Jr. High
Just in time for Valentine's Day, the HOLLADAY ARTS COUNCIL invites you to a free staged play reading of Mark Twain's Diary of Adam and Eve on Friday, February 9th, 7:00 p.m. at Holladay City Hall (4580 S 2300 E).
The play is directed by Jacob Bruner and stars real-life couple Jennie and Jeremy Jonsson.
Mark Twain gives the audience front-row seats to the first battle of the sexes! Adam doesn't get a chance to name any of the new wonders of creation because Eve always beats him to it. When asked why she names a bird a Dodo, her reply is always, "Because it looks like a Dodo." Eve feels that she, too, is an important experiment and she must chronicle her observations. Among these observations are the discovery of fire, the fact that water runs uphill at night and that not only can she talk to animals but some, such as the snake, can talk back. Accepting the apple, Eve and Adam get a new look at life. The audience will get an enchanting new look at them.
Mark Twain (author, 1835 – 1910) was a great American humorist. His novels include “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. He enjoyed his visit to Salt Lake City in 1861 and wrote about it in “Roughing It”.
Jacob Bruner (director) has lived in Holladay since 2007. At Holladay Arts! he directed the full productions of “Many Moons” (2009) and “I’m Not Rappaport” (2011) and the reading of “The Mousetrap” (2008). He has played flute for the Utah Arts Festival and with Silver Flutes in Bountiful. He and his wife Beth run the Motley Wandering Minstrels performance group.
Jennie and Jeremy Jonsson met on stage and were married in 2005. They have three children and two dogs. They last played a couple in 2010 as the parents in “The Father of the Bride” for Holladay Arts!
Jennie Tobler Jonsson (actor) has a BA in English, an MA in theater, and a JD. She was a mainstay of the annual Gilbert and Sullivan performances at Holladay Arts!, playing leading roles, directing, and performing on the bass. She taught English and coached debate before becoming an Administrative Law Judge.
Jeremy Jonsson (actor) has been seen on stages from Centerpointe to Plan-B to The Grand to Sandy Arts Council. Holladay audiences may remember his direction of “The Fantastiks” (2005) or performances in “Last of the Red Hot Lovers”, “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)”, and “Sleepy Hollow” when StageRight was located in the old movie theater by Cottonwood Mall.
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