NEWS RELEASE- Community Theatre of Greensboro

Community Theatre of Greensboro (CTG) Youth Theatre Presents the Timeless Tale

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Based on the Story by Mark Twain and

Adapted for the stage by Paul Kester

October 7-October 16, 2016


GREENSBORO, N.C. 10/04/2016 Community Theatre of Greensboro (CTG) Youth Theatre brings new life to the classic play The Adventures of Tom Sawyer based on the story by Mark Twain and adapted for the stage by Paul Kester, October 7- October 16, 2016 at the Starr Theatre. Director Ezra Brian returns to CTG to direct the production, he previously directed Charlotte’s Webb at CTG.

The classic tale of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer follows the mischief of town trouble-maker Tom Sawyer, his friend Huckleberry Finn and first love Becky Thatcher. The play tackles themes of the boundless adventures of childhood, love, mischief and treasure hunting. Imaginative Tom cons his friends and family to get out of chores and embark on dangerous adventure to find buried treasure and gets into some trouble along the way. This delightful tale has a timeless message that appeals to audiences of all ages.

“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a story that children and adults alike can relate to. How many of us have felt beaten down by responsibilities and wanted to run away? How many of us have been faced with a situation where we have to make a difficult choice between what is right and what is easy? The message of the show–that we can solve almost any problem if we just put aside our differences and come together, is as true now as it has ever been. This cast of incredibly talented kids brings new life to a classic script and performs a funny, moving, and timely production of Tom Sawyer,” Director, Ezra Brain said of the production.

Director Ezra Brain has previously directed for UNC-Greensboro, Paper Lantern Theatre, Drama Center, Greensboro Children’s Theatre, Stop Pretending Theatre Project, and Left Field Theatre–where he also served as Artistic Director. Ezra has taught Drama for the past two summers at Camp Livingston. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor Of Fine Arts in Theatre Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: October 7- October  16, 2016

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

For a complete listing of show times, please visit or call 336-333-SHOW(7469).



Friday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m.



Pay-What-You-Can Wednesdays, September 21st & 28th at 7:30 p.m.

A limited number of unsold seats will be available for purchase at a pay-what-you-can rate at the door. The box office opens 45 minutes before the show. Cash or check donations only, please.



Starr Theatre, 520 South Elm Street, Greensboro, N.C. 27406

Patron parking is available in the Railyard behind the theatre for $3-$4.



336-333-SHOW (7469) or



Single tickets start at $10 (plus $2 restoration fee and NC sales tax)

Season Memberships are still available and start at $62.

About the Community Theatre of Greensboro:

Founded in 1949, the Community Theatre of Greensboro is the oldest Arts organization in Guilford County. What sets CTG apart? Our focus on reaching out to our entire community and concentrating on our mission: Bringing our diverse community together to learn about, experience, and celebrate the joys of theatre. Our goal is to help everyone in our community share in the excitement of participating in theatre—as actors, backstage crew, or audience members. We cherish diversity and non-traditional casting is a priority for us.