Taking the stage this weekend for three shows only is an original take on a classic tale!
First Stage Theatre Company will present the play The Adventures of Tom Sawyer on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at Huntington Middle School. Tickets are $8 for children and $10 for adults.
The show features local high school, middle school and elementary school students. It is based on the beloved novel by Mark Twain. It follows the humor, action and excitement of life in Missouri in the late 1840s, including a life or death battle with a dangerous fugitive in a cave. But the setting will be unique to the production, as the set and costumes have a Steampunk style - so expect a new twist on the classic tale.
The play is being directed by Zach Davis with assistant director Courtney Parsley and producer Debbie Jackson.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the first show in the 27th season for Huntington’s long-running children’s theatre. Shows coming up include School of Rock the Musical: Youth Production on Nov. 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2016, and Honk! and Showcase 2017 in Spring 2017.
The mission of First Stage Theatre Company is to provide opportunities for children to develop social and communication skills by participating in the performing arts and to promote fine arts education through the presentation of theatrical productions to children and families in our community. There is no charge for children to be part of a First Stage production.
For more information, call 304-416-KIDS (304-416-5437) or go to www.FirstStageTheatre.org.