Pudd'n Head Wilson

City Lit Theater
1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
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Pudd'n Head Wilson, adapted from Mark Twain's final novel, is the author's last long look at America through the lens of his boyhood hometown of Hannibal, Missouri. Set in a fictionalized version of that town during the same antebellum period as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Pudd'nhead tells the story of Roxana, a woman whose ancestry is 1/16th African. Even one drop of African blood designates her by law as black and holds her in slavery. To save her son (by a white father, and hence of 1/32nd African ancestry) from the same fate, she switches him in the cradle with a legally white baby. Adapted by: Terry McCabe and Brian Pastor Directed by: Terry McCabe

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