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Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer

By Ric Averill. Adapted from Mark Twain.

Product Code: TH6000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Satire
  • Cast size: 13m., 9w., 21 either gender. Doubling possible.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Set in St. Petersburg (Hannibal), Missouri, along the Mississippi River, Tom Sawyer tells the coming-of-age story of the community's most mischievous boy. Tom fights a bully, gets his friends to help him whitewash a fence, falls in love with Becky Thatcher, loses her to Alfred Temple, puts together a pirate gang with Huck Finn and the other town boys, runs away from home and comes back to witness his own funeral, wins a Bible scripture contest, and witnesses a murder. Tom initially recoils from telling the truth about Injun Joe's framing of drunk Muff Potter for the murder but ultimately steps forward to "do the right thing" and saves Muff's life in the final courtroom scene. The play is about learning to be a "stand-up" person even in the face of tremendous danger. Tom finally wins the confidence of the community and Becky's love by his behavior in the courtroom, which is where the play ends (a little earlier than the book). The play draws some of its material from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, including the founding of the pirate gang, to enhance the telling of the story from the point of view of young people. Performers will feel they are in a historical (and hysterical) true slice of life. The satire of Mark Twain comes through and makes the theater experience equally wonderful for adults. The play can be shaped to the size of your performing group. Some roles can be doubled, chorus roles can be added, and some of the smaller town boys' roles can be performed by girls. Both theatergoers and participants will enjoy this true-to-Mark Twain adventure into the world of these delightful classic American characters.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code TH6000
  • Cast Size 43
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy | Satire
  • ISBN(13) 9781583425862
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Spokane Civic Theatre Spokane Washington 7/19/2019 7/28/2019