MEET MARK TWAIN
A show for ages 10 to 110, Meet Mark Twain is a fantastic touring program for schools, libraries, churches, meetings, and fundraisers of all sorts!
Meet Mark Twain!
Written by Ryan Clemens
Directed by Ailish Riggs
Created and Toured through
Virginia Stage Company
Actor Ryan Clemens, relative of Mark Twain (penname of writer Samuel L. Clemens), brings to life the celebrated American author and humorist in this theatrical, hour-long performance. Clemens highlights Twain’s lectures and short stories, as well as classics "Huckleberry Finn," "Life On The Mississippi," "Roughing It," "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," and more. Audiences love to watch him deftly transform into the varied characters of Twain's world. Clemens' performance will show you why Twain's wit and wisdom remain poignant and laugh-out-loud funny more than 100 years after his passing.
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"A wonderfully entertaining (and educational) experience for adults and children alike. Knowing that Ryan is a blood relation to Samuel Clemens, it should be no surprise that both extraordinary talent and wisdom have passed down to him. I highly recommend Meet Mark Twain without reservation."
- Mark Paladini, Casting Director
"...the performance was so spellbinding that my students were more than entertained, they were hooked! Ryan Clemens captured the dialect, the spirit, the sounds, the history, the culture of another era and mesmerized his audience with his one act play."
-Marianne, High School Teacher, Chesapeake, VA
"An outstanding one-man show; one of the best theatrical experiences I have been to."
- Derek Martin, Artistic Director, Americana Theatre Company
"I loved your show and its format... it all came so naturally in such a direct and casual interaction with the audience."
- Tamara Johnson, Actress/Playwright "In Haste, Laura Keene"
"I was totally blown away by the entire production. Ryan's command of the subject and the multiple characters he portrayed was as good or better than anything out there."
- John Tracy, JT Aslum Productions
"Such a terrific performance - one that far exceeded my already high expectations. The audience sang your praises."
- Debbie Waugh, Historic House Coordinator, Green Spring Gardens