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Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn coming to Jonesborough

The lazy days of summer and the mischievous antics of young boys are on the way to town as Jonesborough Repertory Theatre presents Mark Twain’s classic “Tom Sawyer,” written by Paul Kester, starting Thursday, May 17.
The stage is set in 1840s Mississippi, as the good-hearted but mischievous Tom, played by Sam Konstantopoulous, and his half-brother Sid, played by Jeffery Quick, live with their kindhearted but stern Aunt Polly, played by Maria Cottrell.
The boys have a knack for getting in trouble and give their aunt much heartache. Tom involves friends Huckleberry Finn, played by Jake Jones, and Joe Harper, played by Jay Godfrey, as well as the love interest Becky Thatcher, played by Megan Creasy.
The group embarks on many adventures, turning things upside down for the town.
Catch it all, including the boys running away to a nearby island to be pirates, Tom convincing his friends to paint a fence and an exciting adventure.
“When offered the opportunity to direct this show, I hesitated,” said director Judy Womack. “I had recently seen another version of a Tom Sawyer play and it just wasn’t one of my favorites. However, I was interested in directing at JRT because they do some good shows, so I decided to accept. I’m so glad I did! I have a dream team production staff and a delightful cast.”
The cast is rounded out with Riley Smith as Walter Potter, Rosa Coletti as Mary Rogers, Larry Bunton as Muff Potter, Alex Cottrell as Injun Joe, Kim Konstantopoulous as Widow Douglas, Kandis Curtis as Mrs. Harper, Matt Quick and Randy Ward as Doc Robinson, Taylor Smith as Gracie Miller, Angus Walton as Rev. Sprague, Carolyn Dudgeon as Mrs. Thatcher, Travis Acree as Alfred Temple, Anthony Coletti as Judge Thatcher, Alex Ward and Kareen Johnson as Ben Rodgers and Mariah Cottrell as Amy Lawrence. Maria Coletti, Bradley Ledford, Zachary Cottrell, Megan Dudgeon, Kareem Johnson and Abbie Cottrell also portray play school children/villagers.
“Tom Sawyer” will run May 17 through June 3, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $14 general admission and $12 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets call 753-1010 or visit www.jonesboroughtheatre.com.