Presented by Tennessee Repertory Theatre March 20-April 10, 2010
Mark Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life favorite characters from the novel-the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck’s partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck’s drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award-winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.
Original Tennessee Rep Production: 1991/1992 Season
The Tennessee Rep production of Big River will be a companion piece to Nashville Children’s Theatre’s production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (fall 2009). Both productions are featured as a part of Nashville’s “One City, One Author” celebration of Mark Twain presented by the Nashville Public Library.