Adventures of Huckleberry FinnMonday, January 28, 2013 - 10am
Dare to escape with us down the Mississippi while we learn that thinking for yourself is the bravest act of all.
America's most beloved coming of age tale is also its most controversial. Set against the racially charged backdrop of a pre-Civil War American South, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn examines the nature of friendship and freedom in the face of shocking prejudice. Classical Theatre Project is proud to premiere this new adaptation for the 2012-13 season, which features a brilliant cast, imaginative stagecraft and a live Gospel choir.
Since 2001, Classical Theatre Project has been inspiring students with the classics. Their unique approach to entertainment and education sets them apart from other theatre companies. They are Canada's only classical repertory company dedicated to performing for student audiences. And their success connecting with young audiences proves that classics can be fun, accessible, and most importantly, inspiring. Their shows range from traditional Elizabethan productions to innovative adaptations of the classics, all while remaining faithful to the script. Through their kinetic, accessible productions and educational workshops, they get students talking. "It's not just about helping students understand the plays: it's about engaging, challenging, and helping them understand themselves." CTP
Best for Grades 6 and up
- Curriculum Connections:
- Language Arts: Reading, American Classics, Character Specific Speech, Mark Twain
- History: Pre-Civil War American South, Slavery, Importance of the Mississippi River
- Fine Arts: Music, Stagecraft Adapting Literature to the Stage
- Community Values: Concepts of Freedom, Equality, Friendship