For one night only, Hal Holbrook, best known for impersonating Mark Twain in a solo show, will bring that very monologue to the Denver Cenver For the Performing Arts' Buell Theatre, Nov. 4.
Holbrook started doing Mark Twain Tonight! 43 years ago and even won a Tony Award for it. He's also appeared on Broadway in Death Of A Salesman, The Apple Tree and, most recently, Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter. In 1990 he played King Lear at NY's Roundabout Theatre. A member of Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre from 1963-65, Holbrook received an honorary doctorate from Ohio State University. He made his Broadway debut in 1961's Do You Know The Milky Way?.
Mark Twain Tonight! is taken from hundreds of newspaper articles penned by Twain, not to mention excerpts from such novels as Tom Sawyer, The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, The Prince And The Pauper and Life On The Mississippi. Each evening is different for Holbrook; he has 12 hours of material to choose from, six of which he keeps in his head. The performance itself runs two hours.
For tickets ($15-$35, available after Sept. 29) and information on Mark Twain Tonight! at the Denver Center on Champa St., in Denver, CO, call (303) 893-4100.
--By David Lefkowitz