The McCrackin County Public Library presents An Evening with Mark Twain: An American Icon. Robert Brock, professor of theatre at Lindsey Wilson College, will bring Mark Twain to life with his portrayal of the author.
Mark Twain, born Samuel Clemens, was a powerful observer of human nature. Born November 30, 1835, in Florida, Mo., Twain penned several novels, including two major classics of American literature: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He was also a riverboat pilot, humorist, lecturer, journalist, publisher and inventor. Twain had ancestral ties to Kentucky; his mother Jane was born Adair County.
Through his characters and stories, Twain single-handedly put American literature on the map. Mark Twain lived many lifetimes in one, traveled much and entertained multitudes with his particular sense of humor. But that humor was borne on the back of great sorrow and personal tragedies. He was irreverent and irascible, and had a razor-sharp wit.
He is an American Icon.
Robert Brock portrays Mark Twain twith a spellbinding series of tales that run the gamut from laugh-out-loud funny to deeply moving. Brock formerly was the Artistic Director of the highly acclaimed Kentucky Repertory Theatre for nine years. His acting credits include stints with Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, The Fulton Opera House and Off-Broadway with the Blue Light Theatre.
This event is co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510, ext. 119, toll-free, 1-866-829-7532, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.