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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.

Cast:
Tom Sawyer - Andrews Cope
Becky Thatcher - Tabitha Ray
Huckleberry Finn/Ensemble - Garret Storms
Joe Harper/Ensemble - Jake Buchanan
Injun Joe/Ensemble - Van Quattro*
Aunt Polly/Ensemble - Nancy Sherrard*
Muff Potter/Ensemble - Tom Lenaghen*
Sid Sawyer/Ensemble - Jeff Wittekiend

Creative Team:
Director - Emily Scott Banks
Assistant Director - Kelsey Leigh Ervi
Stage Manager - Caron Grant*
Assistant Stage Manager - Kristin Van Sickle
Set Designer - Michael Sullivan
Costume Designer - Robin Armstrong
Lighting Designer - Dan Schoedel
Sound Designer - Jordana Abrenica
Props Designer - Charles Wallace
Violence Designer - Robin Armstrong
Dramaturg - Vicki Cheatwood

*denotes member of AEA


 
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