Twain's Darker Side to Be Revealed in The Report of My Death

News   Twain's Darker Side to Be Revealed in The Report of My Death Adam Klasfeld's Mark Twain-inspired solo show, The Report of My Death, will make its world premiere on the Lilac Steamship at Pier 40 in Lower Manhattan.

Michael Graves will star in Klasfeld's work, which is based on censored and posthumously published Twain letters, stories, notebooks and historical artifacts. Performances dates are July 22-Aug. 15.

According to press notes, "This one-man docudrama 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 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 has 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.