Big River: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

Big River: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

Big River: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller
Revised Book by William Hauptman

Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain

Big River: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

Big River: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition

Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller
Revised Book by William Hauptman

Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain

Overview

Newly revised adaptation designed for a smaller cast performing for today's young audiences! Ideal for teen actors.

With the support of over 100 consensus organizers (individuals and organizations serving the Black community), this revision of Broadway’s Tony-winning musical will lift your spirit. The small-cast, hour-long version of Mark Twain’s celebrated novel has removed offensive language and expanded the role of Jim, now the same age as Huck.

Twain’s classic sweeps audiences down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, an enslaved teen, escape to freedom from enslavement. This tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power young people have to change the world.

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Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature)
  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Roles for Teens
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Roger Miller

ROGER MILLER was born in Texas and grew up in Oklahoma. He made his first significant mark on the entertainment world as a songwriter of such hits as "Invitation To The Blues," "Billy Bayou," "In The Summertime (You Don't Want My Love)," "When Two Worlds Collide," "Home, Half ...

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William Hauptman

William Hauptman was born in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and the Yale School of Drama. His plays include Heat, Shearwater, Gillette, and Domino Courts, which won a 1977 Village Voice Obie Award. Big River, written in collaboration with composer ...

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), was born November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri. In 1862 he became a reporter on the Territorial Enterprise in Virginia City, Nevada, and in 1863 began signing his articles with the pseudonym “Mark Twain,” a Miss ...

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