Theatre brings to life Mark Twain classic

JoJo Brinkhoff
Entertainment Editor

On Dec. 7, the theatre department will perform the children’s play, “Huck Finn.” The play will show at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Neosho campus.

The show, a child’s version of Mark Twain’s “The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn,” tells the adventure of Huck Finn, his friend Tom Sawyer and a run-away slave named Jim as they travel the Mississippi River.
According to Tasha O’Brien, theatre instructor and director of “Huck Finn,” the play gives Crowder a chance to not just entertain the kids, but teach them about life on the Mississippi River during slavery.

“While slavery is no laughing matter, the presentation style and lighthearted narrative from Huck’s perspective is certain to teach a lesson and entertain audiences of any age,” said O’Brien.

The cast includes:
Russell Gonzales: Huck Finn
Brandon Hall: Jim
Zaq Ezell: Tom Sawyer, Pa, Townsfolk, the King and the fog
Karrin Daugherty: Aunt Sally, Passenger, Widow and the river
Kyle Jacobs: Uncle, man, the Duke and the fog
Lindsey Foster: Judith, boy and passenger

General admission is $2 for adults and $1 for kids 12 and under. Kids come free if wearing their school’s T-shirt and adults can get $1 off for donating one canned goods. Call (417) 455-5470 for more information or any cancellation.