Monday, October 11, 2010

The Adventures of Huck Finn (1971)

The final production for young people and families in the Children's Theatre Company's 1970-71 sixth season was resident playwright Frederick Gaines' adaptation of the Mark Twain classic "The Adventures of Huck Finn,"  directed by John Jenkins.  Music by Roberta Carlson, scenic design by Jack Barkla, costume design by Gene Davis Buck, lighting design by Karlis Ozols.

Video Clip:  Excerpts from the 1972 documentary "The Children's Theater of John Donahue," by D.A. Pennebaker.  A glimpse of a Board of Trustees meeting, staff meeting, and pre-production meeting in which the artistic/production staff discuss the adaptation of Huckleberry Finn at the home of John and Linda Walsh Jenkins.

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