‘Travels with Mark Twain’
Dorset Theatre Festival presents ‘Travels with Mark Twain,’ from Thursday, September 18, through the Saturday, September 20, at the Dorset Playhouse. ‘Travels with Mark Twain’ stars Tony Award winner Ron Crawford as the renowned American author and satirist, in a one-man show based on Twain’s famous traveling lecture series, and will feature readings from some of his most beloved works, including ‘Tom Sawyer,’ ‘Huck Finn’ and ‘Adam and Eve.’ The performance re-creates Twain’s lectures from a hundred years ago, his adventures as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi, his mining days out West, the Hawaiian Islands, and his first tour of Europe along with his caustic, humorous observations – and a few tall stories.
“It’s important to us that we are presenting accessible, educational content for the students of the region,” says artistic director Dina Janis “These plays are really helpful to students who are just starting to engage with these great literary works; they help to build a context for the reading.” To that end, DTF will present two special educational matinees on Thursday and Friday, September 18 and 19, at 11 a.m., with special subsidized tickets for local students, thanks to the Price Chopper Golub Foundation, in addition to regular 8 p.m. evening performances. For more information or to purchase tickets call 802-867-2223 or visit dorsettheatrefestival.org.