Comedy. 25-35 minutes. 3-8 females, 2-6 males (5-10 performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older.
The actor who plays Huck tries to escape a production of Mark Twain's classic but controversial Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by running away from school. But his escape is complicated when the actor who plays Jim decides to run away as well. They are joined by a pair of troublemakers (Duke & King) who lead their ragtag fugitive theatre company into a series of ridiculous misadventures, while the domineering Aunt Polly tries to force them all back into the "real" play. But in the midst of the comic mayhem, that play—and the discussion about race that comes with it—may be happening without them knowing it.