Comedy/Drama with optional music. Adapted by Sara Spencer. Based on the story by Mark Twain.
Cast: 6m., 2w., 7 boys, 5 girls. In this literal adaptation of a legendary tale, all of the major adventures of Tom and his friends are brought to the stage. This version features Tom's story in its entirety—the famous whitewashing, the schoolroom episodes, the graveyard experience, the pirate adventure on Jackson's Island, the return to their own funeral at the village church, the trial of Muff Potter, finding and losing a treasure, getting lost in MacDougall's Cave and the rejoicing of the village at their rescue. Set: the frequent changes of scene are easily handled with a few well-chosen set pieces to suggest the effect. Costumes of 19th-century Midwest-America. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.