The Lantern Theatre in Valley View Performs a Twain Classic That Isn’t Shania

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.

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[Written by Charles Cassady Jr.]

 

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