About This Show

Big River is based on one of the greatest creations in American fiction, Mark Twain’s classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This tale of adventure and self-discovery begins on a raft on the Mississippi River in the 1840’s, where Huck, escaping from his drunken father, meets up with Jim, a runaway slave. The story of their journey downstream is an American classic that captures the rhythms, sounds and spirit of life on the big river. This production includes deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing actors performing each role in a synchronized ballet of speaking, signing, gesture, song and dance. Spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL) are interwoven with music, dance and storytelling techniques from hearing and deaf cultures into a “third language” creating a unique and groundbreaking theatrical experience.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: July 14, 2004 Final Performance: July 18, 2004
Location: Miller Outdoor Theater, Texas

Hermann Park across from the Rose Garden,



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