Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Uncensored
Wed-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 and 7:30 pm. Through May 12.
Center Theatre, Seattle Center Armory
"The best parts of the play come when Huck and Jim are out on the raft, getting to know each other. Christopher Morson's Huck is an over-the-top ball of energy—he runs all over the place all the time, literally doing cartwheels—but when he slows down to talk, that jitteriness focuses into an eerie kind of concentration. And Geoffery Simmons's Jim has a gifted brain that's been left, unchallenged, to languish. The more his Jim sees and does with Huck on the river, the sharper and more defined a human being he becomes, mirroring the way that Twain seems to love Huck from the beginning and falls in love with Jim's character only during the course of the book. The smart staging (by director Jane Jones and designer Andrea Bryn Bush) helps by making the raft the center of the action and by placing the raft on a central spring, so it drifts and tilts and spins and seems to float in the fog coming from the wings." (Paul Constant) Book-It Repertory Theater at Center Theatre.
April 24, 2013
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Unbowdlerized
Seattle Center Armory
Seattle, WA, 98109