Fringe 2017 – Hicksbiz.com – The Apple Tree  – Review by GRAHAM HICKS 3 of 5 stars

The Apple Tree

Plain Jane Theatre

Venue 12, Varscona Theatre
10329 83 Ave.

Thurs. Aug. 17 – 9 p.m
Fri. Aug. 18 – 5 p.m.
Sat. Aug. 19 – 7 p.m.
Mon. Aug. 21 – 3 p.m.
Tues. Aug. 22 – 1 p.m.
Wed. Aug. 23 – 5 p.m.
Thurs. Aug. 24 – 1 p.m.
Fri. Aug. 25 – 9 p.m.
Sat. Aug. 26 – 9 p.m.
Sun. Aug. 27 – 3:30 p.m.

Duration: 65 minutes

3 of 5 stars

The Apple Tree is a light, sweet two-hander, a not-so-well-known musical from the same team that wrote Fiddler on the Roof. 

It’s a gentle, humourous, show, using Adam and Eve to illustrate the vicissitudes, contradictions and need for life-long male-female partnerships, going back to the original couple on Earth.

Most pleasing is the polished singing of Madelaine Knight (Eve) and Graham Mothersill (Adam), both of whom have played leading roles in multiple musical productions.  

Madelaine in particular plays the naïve Eve with a certain wink-wink innocence that works well. 

Nothing spectacular here, but The Apple Tree is a happy, gentle, professional show that all can enjoy.