Tony-Winning Musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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Big River is the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It's the story of Huck's escape from his brutal father and his evolving relationship with Jim, a slave fleeing from even more brutal oppression. As they raft down the Mississippi toward freedom, their comic adventures pit prejudice against hope and courage.
“It is buoyant, upbeat and funny,” said director Eve Muson. “It also a story of moral dilemma--not just a boy’s story.”
The language used in this production is closely adapted from the Mark Twain classic text and reflects the vernacular of the period.
Published in 1884, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is widely considered one of the best American novels. The controversial book was once banned from public libraries because of its explicit language description of Southern culture and slavery. This summer musical is presented by the National Players, America’s longest-running touring company.
About the Ticket Supplier: Olney Theatre Center
Located just north of Washington, D.C. in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center for the Arts offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students. One of two state theaters of Maryland, OTC is situated on 14 acres in the heart of the beautiful Washington-Baltimore-Frederick "triangle," within easy access of all three cities.
An award-winning regional theater, Olney Theatre Center operates under an Actors' Equity Association Council of Stock Theaters (COST) contract, one of only three theaters in the country to operate under such a contract.
In addition to its mainstage season, which emphasizes 20th-century American classics, new works, area premieres, reinterpretations of classics and musical theater, OTC offers a wide range of programs and affiliations including: National Players, America's longest running classical touring company (since 1949), which performs for high school and college audiences in over 25 states; Potomac Theatre Project, which offers experimental and alternative plays that explore provocative and challenging human situations, ideas and visions; special school performances of mainstage shows; a free Summer Shakespeare Festival; and post-show discussions.