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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Jan. 24 – Feb. 16, 2014

By Laura Eason

Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain

Regional Premiere

Sponsored by Atmos Energy, Barbara and Bob Bigham: The Baylor Oral Health Foundation, and PlainsCapital Bank

Mark Twain’s classic novel of Missouri boyhood comes to life in this high-spirited theatrical romp. Mischievous Tom and his pal Huck witness a murder and then embark on a string of wild escapades. Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly, Injun Joe and the rest of the group join Tom in this timeless family tale. Laura Eason’s brand new adaptation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, brings out the child in all of us, as we explore the thrill of mischief-making, the fickleness of first love, the cold shivers of an adventure gone wrong, and the excitement of discovering real live buried treasure. This is a story for anyone who celebrates all that is glorious about childhood.

Laura Eason is the author of more than twenty full-length plays, both original work and adaptations.She is an Ensemble Member and the former Artistic Director of Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago. She is also an Affiliated Artist of the Obie-winning New Georges and an alumna of the Women’s Project Playwright’s Lab and America-in-Play in New York City. 


 
Tabitha Ray and Andrews Cope/ Photos by Karen Almond © Karen Almond Photography
Jake Buchanan and Van Quattro/ Photos by Karen Almond © Karen Almond Photography
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