Val Kilmer Is Iconic American Storyteller Citizen Twain Oct. 19-20 in Los Angeles

By Adam Hetrick
October 19, 2012

Film actor Val Kilmer brings his solo show Citizen Twain, about American literary giant Mark Twain, to the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles for two performances Oct. 19-20.



Kilmer ("The Doors," "Tombstone," "Batman Forever") wrote, directed and stars in the one-man show. It was seen in developmental presentations at the Disney Concert Hall, The Actors' Gang, and The United States Veterans Artists' Alliance Hall. A 2012 spring engagement played the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Citizen Twain is characterized as an exploration of "the famed author's wry humor, his successes and tragedies of his later life, which included bankruptcy, and a soul-searching feud with Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy."

Kilmer appeared Off-Broadway in The Slab Boys, Henry IV Part I and Tis Pity She's a Whore, and in Los Angeles he played Moses in The Ten Commandments: The Spectacle Musical.

For tickets click here. The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles is located at 1238 W. First Street.