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The Play of Adam

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Tickets to this event include Museum admission during open hours.

This is the first fully staged production of the Old French Play of Adam in a lively new English translation. Adam—the oldest medieval drama in any language—begins in the Garden of Eden and ends with the expectation of Christmas, comically and poignantly updating the story of humanity's fall and redemption for a secular urban audience. A holiday play for all ages, the work is beautifully framed by the festive floral decorations of the season and accompanied by medieval music.

Other performances:
Sat, Dec 17, 3 pm
Sun, Dec 18, 1 & 3 pm

Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

Read a blog post written by Museum Educator Nancy Wu and theater professional Carol Symes in which they discuss their preparations for this new production of The Play of Adam at The Met Cloisters.


Above: The Cloisters Cross (detail), ca. 1150–60. Walrus ivory. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1963 (63.12)

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