Kent State University at Stark Theatre presents Huck Finn's Story, by Aurand Harris with dramatization of selected scenes from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, as the third and final production of the 2009-10 season. The production will be performed on April 9 at 10:30 a.m.; April 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m.; and on April 11 and 18 at 2:30 p.m., in the Kent State Stark Fine Arts Theatre. The opening evening is Scholarship Night. All of the proceeds from the April 9 performance at 8 p.m. will benefit music and theatre scholarships. *Note: The 10:30 a.m. April 10 date has been canceled.
Huck Finn's Story â€“ the escape from his drunken father, his befriending a runaway slave â€“ is an adventure tale of excitement and suspense, delightfully sprinkled with homespun humor. Alive with colorful characters and sparkling rural dialogue, the play reveals Huck, a clever, lovable boy, who is baffled by the racism, greed and hypocrisy of society. His conscience troubles him about what is wrong and what is right during his long journey down the Mississippi, a journey in which he "grows up." Keeping faithfully to the book, playwright Aurand Harris wrote a great American play about the great American novel that both youth and adult audiences will enjoy.
Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for non-Kent State students, children under 17 and senior citizens. All Kent State students are admitted free of charge with current student ID. For reservations and group rates, contact the Kent State Stark Theatre Box Office at 330-244-3348, beginning March 29, Mondays through Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m.
Directing Huck Finn's Story is Ansley Valentine, assistant professor of theatre at Kent State Stark. Louis Williams is the scenic and lighting designer and Ron Jarvis is the sound designer.Susan Blurton designed the costumes.