Meet Mark Twain

Mark Twain comes to Williamsburg to talk about his life, his work, and his interest in Shakespeare. The goal of his appearance is to raise funds in support of the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, now celebrating its 35th year. You can expect a lively presentation and discussion of the controversial views of one of America’s most beloved and provocative writers.

Ryan Clemens, a relative of Samuel Clemens, AKA Mark Twain, portrays the famous author as both a young man and the older silver-maned icon he became. Mr. Clemens (Ryan) is Resident Theatre Artist with Norfolk’s Virginia Stage Company and has toured extensively with his one-man show.

Expect a surprise or two, however, in this evening’s festivities. Mr. Clemens will be assisted by members of the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, who will lend their talents to a moment of Shakespeariana drawn from Mark Twain’s most famous novel, Huckleberry Finn.

Doors open at 7 pm.  Seating is on a first-come basis. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10 - $15 per person. No advance tickets will be sold or reserved.


Room: Theatre