*This show is best suited for elementary school audiences. Available for touring beginning October 9, 2017. Study Guide provided.
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is the original short story that made Mark Twain famous. In this lively leaping stage adaptation the classic story comes to life as we explore the themes of honesty, transparency, and following the golden rule. Jim Smiley has built quite the reputation as a betting man. He will bet on everything from a horse race to a chicken race and anything in between. If you let him, before you know it he will have you gambling with the very shoes on your feet! What happens when Jim’s “good luck” comes abruptly to an end? Audiences will experience first-hand the importance of being honest, showing kindness, and a gentle reminder to treat others the way you would like to be treated.