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.
March 23 & 24:
She loves to experiment with music and has been known to play the violin while rollerblading and hula-hooping, or trying her hand at the musical saw. Caroline is currently in the IB (International Baccalaureate) program at Skyline High School where she also enjoys playing tennis and writing. Caroline actively shares her music with others in the community and regularly plays at funerals, church services, nursing homes and care facilities. For information on violin tutoring/lessons or booking the Ringtone Quartet for an event, please contact Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Past Events:
September 28, 2018
Music & Art Collective
Holladay City Hall Auditorium - 7:00 PM - Free
Seating is limited.
Learn, Experience, and Grow in the World of Music, Arts, and Life. Ages 8-18
June 11: Make your own petroglyph
Holladay Library, 1-3 PM, FREE
April 9: Holladay Reflections in Dance Olympus Jr. High.
July 14 thru August 25
Proud to present
Holladay Arts Council's
Mark Twain's Diary of Adam and Eve
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).
Olympus Jr High, Wasatch Jr High, Churchill Jr High, Skyline High, Olympus High, Elite Dance Studio Silhouette Dance, The Winner School, Dance Box, Dance Arts Theatre of Utah
What happens when a local artist meets up with Holladay residents he doesn't know and they share their stories?
HOLLADAY ARTS COUNCIL invites you to the opening of Crossing Paths, an exhibit of graphite portraits with accompanying text, by Jim McGee. Opening reception will be held in the entryway of City Hall (4580 S 2300 E) July 10th, 5-7 pm.
Participating residents include: Paul Draper, Minnie Hicks, Rebecca Miskimens, Jerry Ranshau, Nyakun Rout, Ketan Shah, and Mariah White.
Plein Air Holladay Exhibit runs thru November 3rd at Relics Framemakers & Gallery. Wonderful images of Holladay still available!
“This project has allowed me to experience my community in a new way, which has inspired my art. It has forced me to break out of my comfort zone of anonymity and get to know people I may see, but do not know. As human beings we can be painfully aware of our perceived imperfections and we carefully select what we share about ourselves. I am grateful and honored by these wonderful people for lifting their curtains and sharing the beauty that resides in each of them.”
July 10 - Aug 6 2018:Crossing Paths - Jim McGee
A collaboration of visual art and storytelling
Opening Reception, July 10, 5-7 pm, Holladay City Hall, 4580 S Holladay Blvd.
7:00 pm Documentary film , 6:00 pm Exhibit and Social.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Caroline Maude Durham
Caroline Maude Durham, 16, began studying the violin at age 4 with Doralee Madsen and has also studied with Asheley Watabe. She currently studies with Eugene Watanabe. Caroline enjoys performing and has been featured twice as a soloist on the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute Honors Recital. For the past four years, Caroline has earned an honorable mention in the Utah Symphony Youth Guild recital auditions.
Caroline has been principal second violin in the Young Artists Chamber Players and is a full scholarship student at the Gifted Music School. As a member of the Ringtone Quartet, Caroline has studied chamber music with the Fry Street Quartet and has performed at the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute. Caroline and her quartet were recently awarded an honorable mention at the Paderewski Festival. In October 2017, Caroline took second place in the senior division of the National Music Teachers Association competition (for Utah). Caroline has participated in several performing groups, including Sotto Voce and Rocky Mountain Strings. She has also performed in master classes with Jerry Elias, Linda Fiore, Baiba Skride, Noah Bendix-Balgley (Berlin Philharmonic), Wei He (San Francisco Conservatory) and Laurie Smukler (Julliard). Caroline was recently selected to to play in the American Protoge Summer Gala Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City this coming June.
Do You Believe in Magic
Millceek Library, 5-7 PM