Twain-Inspired The Report of My Death Begins Off-Broadway Run July 22

News   Twain-Inspired The Report of My Death Begins Off-Broadway Run July 22 The world premiere of The Report of My Death, starring Michael Graves as Mark Twain, begins performances on the Lilac Steamship at Pier 40 July 22.

Adam Klasfeld authored the one-man docudrama based on censored and posthumously published Twain letters, stories, notebooks and historical artifacts. The engagement runs through Aug. 15.

According to press notes, The Report of My Death "follows Clemens from his bankruptcy through his worldwide lecture tour, personal tragedies, unlikely recovery, and principled opposition to the Philippine-American War. This premiere production introduces audiences to the 'other' Sam Clemens – American radical and dark prophet."

Graves' stage credits include Oedipus at Colonus, Macbeth, Timon of Athons, The Idiot, A Cry of Prayers, A Lion in Winter, All the Queen's Men and Zorba.

Playwright and director Klasfeld is the author of Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, The Prostitute of Reverie Valley and Europa's Child. The Report of My Life received previous workshops in New York, New Jersey, Alaska and New Mexico.

For tickets, priced $18, visit OneArmedMan. Pier 40 is located along Houston Street and the West Side Highway.