HKFN: The Abbreviated Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Jeff Goode

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About The Play

Comedy. 25-35 minutes. 3-8 females, 2-6 males (5-10 performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older.

Printed Script: $6.95 (contains special author commentary)Digital Perusal Script: $6.50. Performance Royalties: $40.00/performance. Production Photocopy License: $30.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew;must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties)Classroom Photocopy License:  $50.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only). Limited Video License: $45.00 (permission to record your production with limited distribution; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties).  Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at  Need detailed help?  Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!


The actor who plays Huck tries to escape a production of Mark Twain's classic but controversial Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by running away from school. But his escape is complicated when the actor who plays Jim decides to run away as well. They are joined by a pair of troublemakers (Duke & King) who lead their ragtag fugitive theatre company into a series of ridiculous misadventures, while the domineering Aunt Polly tries to force them all back into the "real" play. But in the midst of the comic mayhem, that play—and the discussion about race that comes with it—may be happening without them knowing it.

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