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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Hal Holbrook to present Mark Twain performance in Hannibal

  • Hal Holbrook will present his legendary stage performance “Mark Twain Tonight!” at Hannibal High School at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2010.


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  • Hal Holbrook will present his legendary stage performance “Mark Twain Tonight!” at Hannibal High School at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2010. The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum is sponsoring the event. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 9, at the M]museum and can be purchased by calling (573) 221-9010, Ext. 404. Ticket prices range from $35 to $100.
    Holbrook, who serves as a member of the Museum’s Advisory Board, has been performing as Mark Twain since 1954. Holbrook’s performances sell out to audiences around the world, and he is booked solid in 2010, “The Year of Mark Twain.”
    Dr. Cindy Lovell, director, said the museum is proud to host this event in Sam Clemens’ hometown.
    Holbrook has appeared in countless stage productions, television shows and some 40 movies. Holbrook has received wide critical acclaim for his range of roles and numerous accolades including the National Humanities Medal in 2003 and the William Shakespeare Award from the Shakespeare Theatre in 1998. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in “Into the Wild” in 2007, has earned eight Emmy awards and has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from six universities.
    His performance in Hannibal is one of many events planned to celebrate 2010, “The Year of Mark Twain.”  This year marks the 100th anniversary of Twain’s death on April 21 and the 175th anniversary of his birth on Nov. 30. Other events are listed on the Museum’s Web site, www.marktwainmuseum.org
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