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A Mark Twain Christmas
Saturday, December 1
3 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Museum Members $20; Public $30 Buy tickets
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Celebrate the season with one of America’s most beloved storytellers, Mark Twain. A Mark Twain Christmas showcases some of Twain’s best holiday material, including “The Ice Storm,” “A Letter from Santa Claus,” and the perennial paean to practical jokes, “Jim Wolfe and the Cats.” Set in the Gilded Age splendor of the Nickerson Mansion, which houses a collection of the era’s fine and decorative arts, the evening also will include Mark Twain’s educational, but facetious, “Instructions In Art,” illustrated with original works created by Twain himself. By the conclusion of these ‘instructions,’ there won’t be a dry eye in the house.
About the Performer
Richard Henzel has played Mark Twain in various performances both abroad and locally, including Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Second City. Since 2002, Mr. Henzel has been recording and publishing the works of Mark Twain for his Mark Twain in Person audiobook library.
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