Actor brings Twain character to Red WingMichael Bateson, Cannon Falls actor, writer and Mark Twain scholar, will present his original one-man show “An Evening with Mark Twain” at 7:30 p.m. March 8 in the Music Loft at Hobgoblin.
Michael Bateson, Cannon Falls actor, writer and Mark Twain scholar, will present his original one-man show “An Evening with Mark Twain” at 7:30 p.m. March 8 in the Music Loft at Hobgoblin.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who later became known as Mark Twain, began his career as a writer and lecturer in 1863. He quickly became a beloved literary figure.
Bateson created his performance after more than 15 years studying the life and works of Twain. In this unique show, Twain comes alive for audiences of all ages.
“More than just a two-hour theater performance, ‘An Evening with Mark Twain’ is an interactive evening with one of America’s and the world’s best-known humorists and authors,” sponsors said.
A unique facet of Bateson’s performance is the fact that after speaking, Twain opens discussion up to the audience. People can ask about Twain’s life, family and works, and about his opinions.
“The writings and thoughts of Mark Twain are as relevant today as they were over 100 years ago,” Bateson said. “Even if members of the audience haven’t read Mark Twain, they leave the theater wanting to.”
Bateson has been writing and acting professionally for more than 25 years. In the Twain persona, he has made several previous appearances in the Red Wing area, at the Sheldon Theatre and also during the Grand Excursion.
Tickets are $12. Call (651) 388-8400 or (877) 866-3936. The Music Loft is on the top floor of the converted barn which houses Hobgoblin Music and Stoney End Harps at 920 Highway 19.