World premiere co- production with The Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, in association with Rogers and Hammerstein Theatricals and First Stage Adventure Theatre MTC in close collaboration with the African American community has brought a new perspective to Mark Twain’s polarizing novel, Huckleberry Finn. This revision of the Tony Award Winning Musical, removes offensive language and expands the role of Jim, now the same age as Huckleberry. Twain’s classic sweeps us 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 children have to change the world. This production was developed with the input and support of over 100 consensus organizers (individuals and organizations serving the black community). Most performances will be accompanied by workshops, panel discussions, or post-show performances by local artists.

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