Fri 7/6-Sun 7/22
Never the twain shall meet, goes the expression But the Twain does meet at the Lantern Theatre, for a groundbreaking production of Huck Finn, put on in association with the Great Lakes Theater.
The Lantern Theatre is a unique performance space in the Cuyahoga Valley, inaugurated in the “Big Red Barn,” a historic 1905 structure adjacent to a working farm. It makes a most appropriate space for this original adaptation of Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Cleveland-area playwright, Eric Schmiedl.
In a clever gender switch, Chelsea Cannon portrays Huck and Chennelle Bryant-Harris portrays runaway slave Jim. The rustic venue lends itself to creative staging and true-to-the-source ambiance.
Admission is $12 for the general public and $8 for children 12 and under. It runs Fridays and Saturdays @ 7pm and Sundays @ 2pm through Sun 7/22.
[Written by Charles Cassady Jr.]