Two by Two
Dates: June 15,16,17; July 14,15,20,21,22,27,28
Art's Cafe 7pm $15advance/$20door
Director: Don Wesley
Music Director: Doris Jones
(based on the stage play The Flowering Peach by Clifford Odets). Music by Richard Rodgers, Book by Peter Stone, Lyrics by Martin Charmin. Rights controlled by Concord Theatricals
Noah was writing the chapters of Genesis when suddenly God spoke to him: There will be a world-destroying flood, and Noah must build an ark to house two of every kind of animal. So begins the story of Two by Two, a musical retelling of the biblical story of the Great Flood. Noah’s family is skeptical of this message; his sons Shem and Ham, along with Shem’s wife Leah, argue that Noah should be put away in an asylum. The family banters and battles over marriage, money, and whether or not the ark should have a rudder. Ultimately, God keeps His promises and floods the Earth–but in the end gives Noah a covenant in the form of a rainbow that He’ll never harm the world again.