Cast Set for New York-Bound Adventures of Tom Sawyer in Kansas City

News   Cast Set for New York-Bound Adventures of Tom Sawyer in Kansas City
Tim McKiernan, Robbie Tann and Hayley Treider will lead the cast of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Laura Eason's stage adaptation of Mark Twain's classic, which will play the Kansas City Repertory Theatre prior to an Off-Broadway bow at the New Victory Theater this winter.

Tim McKiernan
Tim McKiernan

The play premiered at Hartford Stage in 2010 and was later seen at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Eason, a founding member of the Lookingglass Theatre, also penned and directed Around the World in 80 Days, which was seen in numerous regional engagements.

Jeremy B. Cohen, who also helmed the Hartford premiere of Tom Sawyer, will stage the latest production Jan. 20-Feb. 24 in Kansas City. It will debut in New York March 2-11 at the New Victory.

The cast includes McKiernan (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The History Boys) as Tom Sawyer, Tann (History of War) as Huckleberry Finn and Treider (Double Falsehood) as Becky Thatcher.

Also featured are Joseph Adams (Come Back Little Sheba) as Muff Potter, Justin Fuller (Orphans' Home Cycle) as Joe Harper, Michael Nichols (November, Exit the King) as Injun Joe/Minister/School Master, Nate Trinrud (Peter Pan) as Sid Sawyer/Doc Robinson and Nance Williamson (Cyrano, Henry IV) as Aunt Polly/Widow Douglas.

Designing the prodiuction are Daniel Ostling (set design), Lorraine Venberg (costume design), Robert Wierzel (lighting design), and Broken Chord's Daniel Baker and Aaron Meicht on sound design and original music. Tommy Rapley is fight-movement director.

For tickets visit KCRep.

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