The classic Mark Twain story jumps off the page and comes to life on the Decorah High School stage in November in this Tony award-winning musical adaptation of America's favorite book.

"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is the irresistible story of a 14 year-old boy growing up in the heartland of America.

Set in 1840 Missouri, the tale of young Tom Sawyer and the never ending mischief of which he so often finds himself a part of; whether it's matching wits with Aunt Polly, tricking his friends into white-washing a fence for him, or narrowly escaping the clutches of a murderous villain.

Along with best friend Huckleberry Finn and love interest Becky Thatcher, the greatest Tom Sawyer exploits are plucked from the book and plopped on the stage in one of the most recognizable titles from literary history creating a a superb family-friendly show.

Directed by Thomas Houdek, Emily Kurash and Jason Rausch, performances of the show will be presented Nov. 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the Decorah High School Auditorium.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for K-12 students. Tickets can be purchased from the DHS Box Office Nov. 11, 12 and 13, from 4-7 p.m. Tickets also may be reserved by calling 563-387-3900 starting Nov. 10.

The box office also will be open for sales and hour before each show with the doors to the house opening a half hour before the start of the show.