2023 - 2024 season:
The Trials of Tom and Huck
a new play
inspired by Mark Twain's
1896 sequel to
Tom Sawyer, Detective
november 9 through 12
As Tom and Huck become young men, they face several life and death challenges which test their courage and moral conviction.
On a summer sojourn north to the free state of Iowa, Tom and Huck face a confounding mystery filled with mistaken identities, a mysterious ghost, and a diabolical plot to silence the town's lone voice of compassion and justice.
Along the way, Tom and Huck confront their past mistakes, their current confusion, and their future potential.
The play is meant to be performed by a diverse cast in the manner of "Hamilton" in order to amplify its significant themes.
Written and directed by Walter Wolfe for his 30th year as Hannon Theatre's Artistic Director.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Based on the comic strip "Peanuts"
by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
May 4 through may 13
Born in Minnesota in 1922, Charles Schulz is esteemed as one of the most significant cartoonists ever. Beginning in 1950, his famous cartoon strip “Peanuts” ran for just over 50 years. Schulz’s humor is at times observational, wry, sarcastic, nostalgic, bittersweet, silly, and melancholy, with occasional flights of fancy and suspension of reality thrown in from time to time. The enduring popularity of the “Peanuts” strip lies in its psychologically complexity, driven by the characters' interactions and relationships.
(adapted from schulzmuseum.org)
Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life's great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.
Produced by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC