Val Kilmer Will Be Iconic American Storyteller Citizen Twain in Los Angeles
16 Oct 2012
Film actor Val Kilmer will bring 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.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.