PRCC’s Big River is ‘Big Fun, Big Entertainment’

Pearl River Community College’s presentation of "Big River", a musical adaptation of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, held the first of its two performance on Thursday night at the Brownstone Center on the Poplarville campus of PRCC.

Lucas Williams of Picayune plays the lead role of Huck with Hunter King of Picayune as the slave Jim. Other local students in the cast are Taylor Graham of Picayune, Sadie Kessler of Poplarville, Courtney Sones of Carriere, and Hayley Herrin of Picayune.

The roles of the con men Huck encounters on the river are played by Matthew Thigpen of Columbia (Duke) and science instructor Robert Maynard of Hattiesburg (King). They will keep you rolling with laughter especially at the funeral as imposters.

The performance showcases the humor of Twain’s story and an array of group songs, and splendid solo performances from Williams, King, and Madeline Boover of Sumrall as Mary Jane Wilkes. There’s one number that includes the trio of Williams, King, and Boover that will surely soothe your soul with the range of their voices and solid sound of the band from the pit below the stage.

"Big River" is quite entertaining with the many local students showcasing their talents to the backdrop of Twain's classic.

The second and last performance is Friday at 7:00 p.m at the Brownstone Center on the Poplarville campus of PRCC. Tickets are $20.00 and $15.00. Call the ticket office at 601-403-1180 or buy online at brownpapertickets.com.

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