Wednesday, October 21 | Submitted by | Downtown Central
Tuesday and Wednesday (October 27/28), Springfield Little Theatre will present four free performances of HUCK FINN to Springfield Public School 4th graders at the historic Landers Theatre. Transportation of the students is funded by the SPS PTA Council. Following the performance, schools will receive Activity Sheets developed to reinforce the students’ experience and comprehension.
The collaboration between Springfield Little Theatre and the Springfield Public Schools PTA Council is titled Literature To Life. Its aim is to promote literacy and inspire students to have a greater appreciation of the arts. The experience of attending a live play will give students a new form of access to literature by bringing to life the world of the book with quality, inspiring performances that create an atmosphere of discovery and spark the imagination. Literature to Life encourages reading, writing, and critical thinking, providing a catalyst for learning and self-expression.
Directed by SLT Education Specialist Jessica Palmer, Huck Finn will be presented to the public at the historic Landers Theatre October 22-November 1. Tickets range from $12-$17 and can be purchased by calling 869-1334 or visiting springfieldlittletheatre.org.
The great American novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, will come to life at Springfield Little Theatre in a thrilling new adaptation by Eric Coble, HUCK FINN. Huck Finn flees the claws of “sivilization” for the freedom of the mighty Mississippi, only to find himself running from mobs, getting shot at, stealing gold, digging escape tunnels and dressing as a woman. And perhaps his greatest adventure: unexpectedly finding his own moral compass in a world of corruption and hypocrisy. This timeless tale of friendship, laughter, and humanity is perfect for introducing a whole new generation to Mark Twain’s definitive novel.