WordPlayers presents Big River

The WordPlayers Presents: Big River, the Tony Award-winning, Broadway musical based on Mark Twain’s classic novels “Huckleberry Finn” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” The performance is scheduled for the U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee on July 15, 2016- 7:30 p.m., July 16 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and July 17 at 3 p.m.

Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the Mississippi as Huck discovers that Jim, a runaway slave, is a true friend. Huck has a pure heart, but because of his culture where slavery is the norm, he has an ill-trained conscience. In the struggle between his heart and conscience, Husk’s heart prevails.


Brady Moldrup as Huck Finn and Dominic Gillette as Jim in the WordPlayers presentation of Big River. Propelled by an award-winning score from Roger Miller, the “King of the Road,” Huck’s journey toward enlightenment provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration, carrying a strong message which is anti-slavery and anti-racism. (Suggested for ages 12+). Photo courtesy Word Players.

TICKETS: Adults – $21.50; Seniors/Students – $17.50; Groups of 12 or more – $15.50 (arranged in advance by calling 865.684.1200). Tickets available online at wordplayers.org, knoxbijou.com and at the door. Please call 865-539-2490 for more information.

The WordPlayers is a 501(c) 3 company of Christian theatre artists based in Knoxville. Big River is presented in cooperation with Bearden High School. Support for The WordPlayers’ 2015-2016 Season has been provided by Delta-21 Resources, Inc. Show sponsors include Home Federal Bank, West Knoxville Kiwanis, Aubrey’s, Applegate Insurance, Erie Insurance, Johnson & Galyon, W. Andrew Fox-Attorney, Sweet P’s Barbeque, NewsTalk 98.7 and the Tennessee Riverboat Company.

For more information, contact Jeni Lamm, Managing Director – 865.539.2490.