Sunday, March 2, 2014

Theatre and Dance at Frostburg State University Presents: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    February 28th was the first performance of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Frostburg's Drama department and the first of six productions. The performance made by the production's cast was nothing short of amazing. The show went on smoothly and without a hitch. The actors made their story believable through the speech they used and the clothing they wore. It was very relate-able to the time period Tom might have lived in(if he and his friends were real). It was an enjoyable work for the young and the old.

    Surprisingly enough, there was a rather large group of children present at this play as far as ratios are concerned. The whole audience laughed so much that at one point the players had to stop speaking for a moment to give the observers time to stop laughing. The main players, along with the whole cast, did a spectacular job of bringing Mark Twain's story to life. These main players consisted of Austin Jacobs(Tom Sawyer), Eric Brown(Huckleberry Finn) and Sara Danley as Becky Thatcher. They pulled off a convincing and very real show.

    The only problems near the end of the play were the general settings and that the male protagonists playing boys were 6 feet tall. The attempt to simulate a cave environment was not very convincing. Except for the darkened room and candles, the atmosphere didn't really become a cave.

    However, it was overall a sterling play that should be seen by everyone one, young and old. The next dates for the show are as follows. Showing on March 1st 2:00pm, 7:30pm and March 6th, 7th and 8th at 7:30pm.

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