In The Beginning

CB Goodman

In The Beginning is a wild one-woman comedy that follows the exploits of Not Eve, a person left out of the bible, as she reimagines the Genesis story from a totally new perspective using inflatable puppets, dance, and joyful mischief in order to free the beginning from shame, rejection, and labels. In this Garden of Eden Not Eve tries on different archetypal female roles ranging from Joan of Arc to the characters from the 1995 film Showgirls and offers them up to the audience for high spirited critique and contemplation. Adam floats by, the fruit isn’t what you think, and a sheep proves that labels create limits. Using humor, non-traditional storytelling structures, and pool party disco aesthetic, In The Beginning invites the audience to imagine the possibilities of their own Genesis and to reclaim their beginnings alongside one another.

Sightlines Magazine Review “… a show that is both poignant and ridiculously silly. An immensely energetic performer, CB Goodman breathes life into everything she touches. Embracing liveness and rolling with mishaps, she breaks the audience out of their assumptions and invites them to imagine new possibilities for both the theatre and their own narratives. Most of all, she makes them laugh.”

Creator, Performer, Scenic and Props Designer – CB Goodman

Co-Director – Sonnet Blanton

Assistant Producer – Roz Mandola

Dramaturgy – Sam Mayer

Devising Friends – F-Bomb, Roz Mandola, Kelsey Oliver, Dane Parker, Tor Reynolds, Jess Workman

Fusebox Festival Technical Director – Chris Conard

Fusebox Festival Lighting Designer – Amber Whatley

Sound Consultant – Lowell Bartholomee

Sound Board Operator – Daniel Winkler

Backstage Helper – Jess Workman

Banjo Dance Consultant – Kelsey Oliver

Ballet Consultant – Alexa Capareda

Lip Sync Consultant – Andie Flores

Costume and Scroll Lettering – Aaron Flynn

Scroll Fabric Construction – Kelli Bland

Tufted Rug – Odalys Vargas

Special Thanks: Aitor Basauri, Ron Berry, Jay Byrd, Shannan Calcutt, Mike Chin, Rachel Dendy, Natalie George, Ground Floor Theatre, Fusebox Festival, Ellie McBride, The Pink House, Tor Reynolds, Madeline Rowe, Sophie Russell, Kate Taylor, and ScriptWorks.

Developed with support from ScriptWorks Revision Resource funding.

In The Beginning

Ground Floor Theatre Wheelchair Accessible
979 Springdale Rd, Suite 122 Austin, TX 78702

Loud Noises

  • April 12, 2024 8:00 pm
  • April 13, 2024 5:00 pm
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