Climb aboard for an extraordinary version of Mark Twain's sweeping adventure as Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn comes to Ford's Theatre. The musical won great critical acclaim on Broadway, receiving a Tony Award nomination for best Musical Revival this year.
This musical retelling of Huckleberry Finn is a fresh, unique experience that incorporated both signing for the Deaf and soaring vocal talent. The use of a non-speaking actor as Huck Finn and a speaking actor as Jim, the runaway slave, affords a re-examination of the pair's friendship, which is one of literature's more memorable treatments of race relations.
Both hearing and Deaf audiences will be delighted by the energy and spirit of this magnificent, truly unique production. Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is directed by Jeffrey Calhoun and is a co-production with Deaf West Theatre.
Sun., 2:30 p.m. , March 27-May 1
Sun., 7:30 p.m., March 20 & 27
Sat., 2:30 p.m., March 26-April 16
Wed. & Thurs., 12:00 p.m., March 31; April 7, 13; 20, 21, 27, 28
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