We have assembled some articles we hope will enrich your experience of our current production.
about tom and huck
One might consider The Trials of Tom and Huck as the third in a trilogy of Tom and Huck stories. In case you're a little rusty on the stories behind our production, the following is a synopsis of how The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn affect the plot of our production.
about mark twain...
The iconic characters of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn were born from the mind of one of American literature's most influential authors. With some of Mark Twain's works coming under social scrutiny of late, we think it might be helpful to discuss some varying perspectives on the author from a modern viewpoint.
about nineteenth century america...
In our popular culture, literature set in particular time periods often evoke associations in a modern audience which are clearly out of touch with our current sensibilities. The following article addresses how factual circumstances in the world of the story, and in the society surrounding its authorship color our perception of this wholly American story which resonates in new ways for our audiences.
about our adaptation...
With our country divided in much the same way it was in 1850, what is the purpose behind adding a new ending to the Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn saga in 2023? The playwright offers insight into not only the reasons for writing the play, but also to the process of adapting a lesser known work of America's most celebrated author.
about our research
Included below are some of the playwright's favorite articles which informed on the three essays above.