Big River

By William Hauptman

Directed by Andrew Sharp

The play brings Twain’s classic 1884 novel to life. Beginning where “Tom Sawyer” left off, Huck Finn laments his life with the Widow Douglas, who tries to “civilize” him. His alcoholic and violent father, Pap, kidnaps Huck. Fearing his father’s drunken rages, Huck escapes to an island and finds Jim, who has escaped from slavery. Together, they take off on a raft down the Mississippi River to find freedom together. Along the way, Huck and Jim gain two new compatriots, the Duke and the King, who are both humorous and villainous. Through many escapades and adventures, Huck begins to question the norms of the slave-holding South and learns to see Jim as a friend and a man. The music is by Roger Miller of "King of the Road" fame. Songs include "River in the Rain", "Muddy Waters", "I, Huckleberry, Me" and many more! There is a large cast of 40, dancing and merriment! See Huckleberry Finn come to life!

Produced by UW-Richland Theatre at Coppertop Theater, 1200 Highway 14 West, Ricland Center, WI

Performances: April 4-6, 2014

Performance Times: April 4 at 7:30 pm
April 5 at 7:30 pm
April 6 at 1:30 pm

Ticket Prices: $10.00

Call 608-647-7373 for reservations or more information.

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