Gallery 7 Theatre presents Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The main-stage production begins Nov. 8 and runs for several performances in Abbotsford.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer will feature the talents of Forest Eliot Shuster (Huckleberry Finn) and Phil Dyck (Tom Sawyer).

Gallery 7 Theatre presents Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as its opening main-stage production of the 2013/2014 Spice of Life theatre season.

The cast, who play multiple roles throughout the production, features both new and veteran Gallery 7 Theatre performers.

Playing the title role of Tom Sawyer is Phil Dyck, who will be remembered for his performance as the character in Gallery 7’s production of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in 2008.

Ruth Kult, last seen as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, plays Aunt Polly, while Andrew Abrahams, who played Charlie in last season’s production of The Foreigner, plays Injun Joe. Becky, Tom’s love interest, is played by newcomer Brittany Suderman, and the infamous young ruffian, Huckleberry Finn, is played by Forest Eliot Shuster.

Rounding out the cast are Larry Hamm, Torry Janz and Nathan Unger.

Director is John Trottier, who last directed Our Town for the company.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer runs Nov. 8-9, 14-16 and 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. at the MEI Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Rd.

Matinees performances take place Nov. 9, 16 and 23 at 2 p.m.

Tickets for evening shows are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students, $12 for children (12 and under) and $17 each for groups of eight or more. Matinees are $15 general and $12 for children.

Tickets can be purchased at House of James (2743 Emerson St., 1-800-665-8828 or 604-852-3701) or online at gallery7theatre.com.

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