Spring Hill College to present “Oliver Twist” Nov. 13-16

Mon, 10/27/2008 (All day)

Oct. 27, 2008

MOBILE – Spring Hill College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will perform Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist.” Shows will be at 8 p.m. nightly Nov. 13-16 in the Arlene Mitchell Theater on the Spring Hill College campus. Admission is $5 for students and $10 for general admission.

Oliver Twist is a young orphan who never knew his father. After his mother dies, he is raised in a harsh juvenile home, then at a workhouse, where he runs foul of the authorities by asking for more food. As punishment Oliver is apprenticed to an undertaker, but he escapes and makes his way to London, where he meets the Artful Dodger, a young pickpocket. Dodger introduces Oliver to a band of criminals led by Fagin and the murderous Bill Sikes, who train him in the art of picking pockets. Oliver’s new life of crime leads him through a series of extraordinary adventures, culminating in a terrifying chase across the rooftops of London – and a chance encounter with a man who holds the secret of the boy’s true identity.

For more information contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at (251) 380-3855.