UPDATE: Lisa Scheps interviews director David Sray for "Off Stage and On the Air," KOOP-FM, August 9
UPDATE: Jean Claire van Ryzin's interview of Palace Artistic Director Mary Ellen Butler, published at Austin Statesman's "Seeing Things" blog, July 24
Big River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Directed by David Sray
July 17 through August 16, 2009
Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are funny, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life favorite characters from the novel, such as the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck's drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; and the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the 'King of Country Music,' this jaunty journey provides a theatrical celebration of pure Americana.
Tickets available now, on-line