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All photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Cast Size: 6 (3M, 3W) when doubling;
18 (11M, 7W) when not doubling
Tom Sawyer a young, mischievous boy
Aunt Polly his Aunt
Huckleberry Finn Tom’s companion in adventure
Joe Harper Tom’s schoolmate and friend
Billy Fisher Tom’s schoolmate
Johnny Miller Tom’s playmate
Widow Douglas a wealthy townswoman
Judge Thatcher a county judge
Becky Thatcher his daughter, Tom’s girlfriend
Miss Dobbins a school teacher
Amy Lawrence Tom’s schoolmate, former girlfriend
Muff Potter the town drunk
Injun Joe an outlaw
Doc Robinson town doctor
Susy Harper Joe’s younger sister
Mrs. Harper Joe’s mother
Prosecuting Attorney county prosecutor
Defense Attorney defends Muff Potter
Note:
The following roles may be played by the same actor
Huckleberry Finn/Billy Fischer
Joe Harper/Judge Thatcher/Muff Potter
Johnny Miller/Widow Douglas/Miss Dobbins/Susy Harper/Defense Attorney
Aunt Polly/Amy Lawrence/Injun Joe
Becky Thatcher/Doc Robinson/Mrs. Harper/Prosecuting Attorney

Synopsis

Whether it’s fishing with Huckleberry Finn, convincing his friends to whitewash Aunt Polly’s fence, or falling in love with Becky Thatcher, nobody loves life more than the irascible Tom Sawyer. Then one night in a spooky graveyard Tom and his best friend Huckleberry Finn stumble upon a deadly secret. Will Tom and Huck be able to save Muff Potter from the murderous treachery of Injun Joe? Or will they meet their own end in the cold confines of Jackson’s cave? As Tom and Huck embark on the greatest adventure of their life, they learn that man’s greatest treasure isn’t gold, but the gift of friendship.

One Act
Approximate Running Time: 50m

Production History

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was first produced in 2009 by the Barter Players (Abingdon, VA), Katy Brown, Artistic Director.