Farewell To Eden • A Play

Farewell To Eden • A Play

by Mahonri Stewart

(Under license from Prospero Arts and Media)

They thought that Georgiana Highett was invincible. Yet, after the death of her father, the return of a childhood friend, and the entrance of a mysterious and dangerous man, her secure protections are crumbling. Georgiana must draw on reserves of strength to confront threats from outside and threats from within. This award-winning period drama has won praise for its complex characterization, rich language, and stunning plot twists.

GENRES: Period Drama, Drawing Room Comedy, Romance

Artwork by Sunnie Bybee


  • CAST SIZE: 11 (5 w, 6 m)
  • RUN TIME: 2 hours
  • SETS:
  • ORDER # 2119


  • Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s National Selection Team Fellowship Award, 2003
  • Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s National Playwrighting Award (Second Place), 2003
  • Best of State (Utah) Nominee in Theatre, 2006
  • Ruth and Nathan Hale Comedy Playwrighting Award (Second Place), 2004


“Farewell to Eden celebrates its 20th anniversary by returning to UVU where it originally debuted, standing as a testament to the incredible accomplishments of UVU alumni. Farewell to Eden is a triumphant accomplishment by a member of the UVU alumni and stands as an inspiration to all UVU students. All in all, the performers delivered an enriching experience that brought to life a cast of incredible characters that had attendees guessing at every turn.” — Elijah McPherson, UVU Review (about the new 20th Anniversary production.)

“One of the most intelligently written plays I have read in a decade.”Gary Garrison, KCACTF Playwriting Chair/Dramatists Guild President

“One of the best original plays I’ve seen.”Gregg Henry, KCACTF Artistic Director

“Mahonri Stewart, remember that name. . . a tremendous debut.”Eric Samuelsen, Irreantum Magazine

“Farewell to Eden is a uniquely rewarding character study that is so splendidly played as to make it highly recommended.”Blair Howell, Deseret News

“Witty banter, symbolism, broad range of characters, historical figures popping in and out, romantic stories that avoid clichés, and did I mention witty banter and fully fleshed out characters? Please sign me up.”Kara Henry, Front Row Reviewers

“A thought-provoking experience for anyone who catches Farewell to Eden.”Russell Warne, Utah Theatre Bloggers Association

“Farewell to Eden is brilliant. It’s complicated, not very predictable, and has a lot of depth and characterization.”Sharon Haddock, Deseret News


  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains Act One of the script of the play is available: Farewell To Eden PERUSAL
  • The PRINT VERSION of Farewell To Eden is published by PROSPERO ARTS AND MEDIA and is available on Amazon
. A great way to peruse the entire script for $12.00 HERE
  • The sequel to FAREWELL TO EDEN is also available for production: EDEN’S EXILES


(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #2119a : $40.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2119d : $90

  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2119e : $80

  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.


The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:


Mahonri Stewart

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)


FAREWELL TO EDEN is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


  • Zion Theatre Company/The Echo Theatre, Provo, UT, 2013
  • Zion Theatre Company, Provo, UT, 2010
  • University of California-Fullerton (as part of the KC/ACTF Festival), 2003
  • Utah Valley University, 2003

Photos from the UVU Production: (various photographers as noted in the captions)

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