A! Magazine for the Arts

Theatre Bristol stages "Tom Sawyer"

July 27, 2017

Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer takes us on an adventure at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace weekends, Aug. 25 through Sept. 10 in a live performance of the classic tale. Tickets are on sale online at www.TheatreBristol.org.

Tom, Huck, Becky, Aunt Polly, Judge Thatcher, Injun Joe, Muff Potter, Sid and others are brought to life by a cast of 19 actors in a stylized version of the traditional story, seasoned with folk and bluegrass music.

Directing will be Theatre Bristol actor/director veteran Steve Baskett, recent director of "The Adventures of Robin Hood," title performer in "Scrooge! The Musical," and most recently Belle's father Maurice in "Disney's Beauty and the Beast."

Theatre Bristol is pleased to present Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer as part of its family-friendly 52nd season. It thanks Artisan Center Theater for generously making this performance possible. Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer had its world premiere at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst, Texas, in February of 2015. Based on the book by Mark Twain, it was adapted and directed by Joe Sturgeon, with music direction by Richard Gwozdz, choreography by Gina Gwozdz, stage management by Cassondra Plybon and design by David D. Hyde Jr.

The production opens Aug. 25 and runs for three weekends through Sept. 10 with evening and matinee performances at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, available online at www.TheatreBristol.org.

The cast includes Kerry Morton as Tom Sawyer, Brad Rhoton as Huckleberry Finn, Andrew Hunt as Muff Potter, Kami Rice as Aunt Polly, Bob Dotson as Injun Joe, Dakota Otey as Judge Thatcher and Doc Robinson, Jeanette Winston as Miss Dobbins and Old Mother Hopkins, Anthony Underwood as Rev. Sprague, Brooklyn Vance as Becky Thatcher, Mason White as Sid Sawyer, Enelisa Sutton as Amy Lawrence, Luke Gray as Joe Harper, Caleb Hale as Ben Rogers, Braiden King as Alfred Temple, Zaiah Gray as Billy Fisher, Carly Street as Gracie Miller, Ava White as Mary Sawyer, Tawny Clark as Susy Harper and Lucy Tester as Sally Rogers.

Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children's theatre in Northeast Tennessee and now celebrating its 52nd season. Its main stage season consists of up to six productions. Some of its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, and other performances are on stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is volunteer run and invites you to get involved.

For more information, visit Theatre Bristol's website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email info@theatrebristol.org.