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New ‘Tom Sawyer’ Production Captures Twain’s Fun, Adventure

DENVER (CBS4) – The new production of Tom Sawyer in Denver by Laura Eason captures the fun and adventure of Mark Twain’s novel — especially in the staging.

CBS4’s Critic at Large Greg Moody says that while the play may lack a bit of the darkness that even Tom Sawyer carries in its prose, it’s an entertaining journey into a boy’s life.

“It has a great cast, too, from Stanton Nash in the lead role to Drew Cortese in a variety of roles,” Moody said.

Moody says the play is “fun, fast paced and engaging” and that it’s perfect family fare.

“It serves as an easy introduction to Mark Twain, to America’s past and to live theater. You can’t beat that,” Moody said.

Watch his review in the video clip below.

“Adventures of Tom Sawyer” runs through Dec. 18 at the Space Theatre in Denver.


– Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the Entertainment section.

– Also, don’t miss Moody’s entertaining bio, his Top Spots in Denver lists, and his frequently updated Moody’s Picks page.

  • Jeff Archuleta

    After watching this you’ll say, “I did not see that coming!”

    Expertly shot & edited. Done with so much insight & attention to detail that most women who see it can’t believe it was created by a man.
    jeff, great job on your short.
    > very clean. i am impressed
    > peace

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