WordCrafts Theatrical Press Offers Free Perusal Copy of Mark Twain Presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to Community Theater Companies
April 29, 2013 (Tullahoma, TN) – WordCrafts Theatrical Press is pleased to announce the release of a sparkling new stage adaptation of Mark Twain’s beloved novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, presented by Mark Twain himself!
Playwright Mike Parker’s innovative stage play, Mark Twain Presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, reveals Tom as the American icon for eternal boyhood. Whether playing hooky from school, exploring the depths of a cavern, romancing a fair maiden, hunting for buried treasure or even attending his own funeral, Tom is an endearing composite of brash American confidence, unbridled enthusiasm and fresh-faced naivety.
Tom Sawyer is one of the most beloved characters in American literature, but that wasn’t always the case. When The Adventures of Tom Sawyer first appeared in 1876 it was a dismal failure, selling fewer than 24,000 copies during its first year on the market. It wasn’t until Mark Twain published his masterpiece, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that Tom Sawyer truly gained an audience, perhaps due to the rapscallion’s brief appearance in that novel.
Although Twain earned his initial reputation as a newspaper reporter, he was a storyteller at heart, winning fans with his sparkling wit and keen observations of human nature in such popular tales as The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court. It is fitting that Twain himself should be a primary character in bringing Tom’s story to life on the stage in playwright, Mike Parker’s, delightful adaptation, Mark Twain Presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Mark Twain Presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is available for production by either amateur or professional theatres. For more information or to request production rights, visit WordCrafts Theatrical Press.
This summer, WordCrafts Theatrical Press is offering community theaters a free perusal copy of Mark Twain Presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer through digital download in all major eBook formats. To get your free perusal copy of the script just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to put “Tom Sawyer Download” in the subject line. We’ll send you a link to the download site and a coupon code for a 100% discount. There is no obligation.
Mark Twain Presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mike Parker
WordCrafts Theatrical Press
Paperback: 104 pages, $8.00
Kindle and other ebook formats: $4.99