‘Big River’ to Continue Through June 4

Posted April 13, 2005 at 3:51pm

Ford’s Theatre has extended the run of Deaf West Theatre’s “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” through June 4.

The musical was originally scheduled to close May 1. Ford’s began selling tickets for the 40 additional performances Sunday.

The adaptation of Mark Twain’s novel features deaf, partially hearing and hearing actors in a synchronized performance that utilizes gestures, dance and music. Deaf actors sign their lines while “voice actors” speak and sing for the hearing members of the audience.

The production features Tony nominee Michael McElroy as Jim and Gallaudet University student Christopher Corrigan as Huck. Many of the ensemble cast members are students and alumni of Gallaudet.

For more information, see https://www.fordstheatre.org.

— Megan King