The Phoenix Theatre for Children opens its 2008-2009 season with a presentation of "Huck Finn's American Song."

The Phoenix Theatre for Children opens its 2008-2009 season with a presentation of "Huck Finn's American Song."

Upper Arlington resident Lisa Thoma will participate as part of the ensemble cast of actors and musicians.

Based on Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and adapted for stage by Phoenix artistic director Steven C. Anderson, the show follows Huck's trek down the Mississippi River with help from a live trio that will perform popular 19th-century folk songs.

"Huck Finn's American Song" will run Oct. 31 through Nov. 9 at the Riffe Center's Studio Two Theatre. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children, and are available at the Ohio Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (614) 469-0939.