Huckleberry Finn’s father is such a towering, terrifying figure of American literature, it’s a wonder no one’s ever built a drama around him. Maybe we should put together a one-man show: Pap Finn Tonight!
Like that Mark Twain Tonight! entertainment that Hal Holbrook wrote when he was at Denison University in the 1940s — and then kept revising and reviving to moderately amused audiences . . . for the next 70 years. (more…)