Apple Tree Productions Presents: Children of Eden

first_img The cast of Eden sings Ain’t It Good, a song that celebrates the Noah family’s endurance through forty days and forty nights of rain and flooding on the Arc. Photo credit: Carissa Pierce Fredericks, who has been working with young thespians around Thurston County since 2013, performed in the historic Capitol Theater as a child and is thrilled to be back. Photo credit: Carissa Pierce Sailor Derito plays Mother Noah in Apple Tree’s Children of Eden. Photo credit: Carissa Pierce Tad Mettler and Leo Conklin play young Cain and Able in the show, while Jeff Hines-Mohrman and Sam Van Nuys play their older and more combative incarnations. Photo credit: Carissa Pierce The Family Noah sings excitedly and naively about their journey on the Arc before it begins. Photo credit: Carissa Pierce Facebook41Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Megan Conklin for Apple Tree ProductionsThurston County theater company Apple Tree Productions opens the musical Children of Eden this weekend and its charming melodies and timeless themes are sure to delight theater goers of all ages. The play tells the Biblical stories of the Garden of Eden, Cain and Able, and Noah’s Ark through word and song and is chocked full of action, excitement and romance. Take a look at this series of rehearsal pictures from Children of Eden – we are pretty sure they will inspire you to head to the Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia this Saturday or Sunday evening to see the show.Saturday, December 30 & Sunday, December 316:00 p.m. doors/7:00 p.m. show$15 General Admission / $12 OFS Members, Students & SeniorsTickets available online or at the box office day show Jackie DeShaye’s is a commanding and emotional Eve in Apple Tree’s Children of Eden. Photo credit: Carissa Piercecenter_img Apple Tree founder and director, Heidi Fredericks, has a gift for encouraging young actors in their craft. Photo credit: Carissa Pierce The cast of Children of Eden sings together about the trials of being lost in the wilderness. Photo credit: Carissa Pierce Apple Tree Productions offers “theater intensives” such as Children of Eden quarterly, often during school breaks. The students rehearse all day for a week and perform on the weekend. Photo credit: Carissa Pierce 1 of 10 Jackie DeShaye as Eve, and Adam Zimmerman as Adam, mourn the death of their son Able, played by Sam Van Nuys. Photo credit: Carissa Piercelast_img read more