Twain classic coming to Cobb
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‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ is Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Centre.<br>Special
‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ is Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Centre.
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The Classical Theatre Project’s American premiere of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The Canadian theater company’s adaptation is specifically designed for young audiences.

The Toronto-based company focuses on student audiences through specifically designed professional productions and workshops. The Classical Theatre Project has performed for more than half a million audience members in Canada and the United States.

Charles Roy, director and adapter, said, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a wonderfully timeless piece. This adaptation in particular focuses on relating the story of Jim and Huck Finn to today’s audience. The play is fast-paced, touching, funny and really helps to educate students about the importance of thinking for themselves.”

The story, written by Mark Twain, has a Southern, pre-Civil War setting. Matt McDaniel will portray the title character, and Jove (no last name) will portray Jim, a slave and Huck’s friend. Gospel music will serve as the sound track of a story about friendship, tolerance and respect.

The production will feature a U.S.-based cast and a Canadian artistic team. The tour will stop in 11 states in more than 20 cities.

Tickets are $15, plus applicable fees, and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800)745-3000 or at the Bank of North Georgia Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway. For more information, visit www.cobbenergycentre.com.
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