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Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The

By: Doug Goheen
Cast: 15 M, 12 F, 2 flexible, opt. extras (Doubling possible.)
Performance Time: Approximately 90 minutes, 91 pgs

Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The

CLASSIC. Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer, a mischievous boy, lives with his Aunt Polly in a Mississippi River town and spends most of his time getting in and out of trouble. After playing hooky from school, Aunt Polly makes Tom whitewash the fence as punishment, but Tom cleverly persuades his friends to do the work for him. Tom also convinces Becky Thatcher, the new girl in town, to get “engaged” to him and seal it with a kiss. But their engagement doesn’t last long after Becky discovers Tom was once “engaged” to her friend Amy Lawrence. Looking for adventure, Tom and Huckleberry Finn run away to become pirates, but when they discover the townspeople think they have drowned, they make guest appearances at their own funerals. However, Tom and Huckleberry Finn discover the dark side of their town when they go to the graveyard one night and witness the murder of Dr. Robinson. When they find out Muff Potter has been framed for the murder, they must decide whether to risk their lives to save his. All the wit, charm, and humor of the novel is preserved in this enchanting comedy that is suitable for all ages.

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Please remember it is necessary to purchase one script for each cast member and one royalty for each performance.

Scripts: $8.95 each
Royalty: $75.00/performance
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $75.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $407.00  (32 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)

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Doug Goheen
Doug Goheen has published several plays for children and adults and has taught English and theatre for more than 35 years. Mr. Goheen and his wife, Diane, live in Topeka, KS. They have two sons, Jacob and Nathan.