Events and Exhibits

Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey Special Screening

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The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Presents

HOLBROOK/TWAIN:  AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25TH

2:00 PM AT THE PARKER THEATRE OF THE ROLAND FINE ARTS CENTER

ON THE HANNIBAL-LAGRANGE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS


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  The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum is excited to announce this special preview screening of Holbrook/Twain:  An American Odyssey.   The feature documentary of Emmy and Tony Award winning actor Hal Holbrook and his sixty years of performing Mark Twain in his one-man show entitled, "Mark Twain Tonight!".   This event is being brought to Hannibal by the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, The Missouri Film Commission and Hannibal-LaGrange University.


Directed by Scott Teems and Produced by Laura D. Smith, Holbrook/Twain:  An American Odyssey combines backstage material of Holbrook preparing for performances with candid and telling interviews with Holbrook about his life on the road and feature interviews with such notable actors/actresses as Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Emile Hirsch and Tony -winning Cherry Jones.

Scheduled for public release June of 2015, the film is shot in classic black-and-white and takes audiences through beautiful images of Holbrook's performances and backstage to Elmira, New York and even to Sam's hometown, Hannibal, Missouri.  

Producer Laura D. Smith, Los Angeles, California, will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions following the screening.  Smith is a noted producer and her work on the critically-acclaimed feature That Evening Sun, written and directed by Scott Teems, received the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature and Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Cast at its SXSW premiere. That Evening Sun has won over a dozen awards including two Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, it was released in 2009. She is currently working on several other projects including The Quarry, written and to be directed by Teems; And Then I Go, written and to be directed by Brett Haley (The New Year) with executive producer John Hillcoat; It Follows, a horror script written and to be directed by David Robert Mitchell (Myth of the American Sleepover), and If You Close Your Eyes, written and to be directed by Claudia Sparrow, who won a Student Emmy Award for her short film "El Americano".

Smith will host a workshop for Hannibal-LaGrange University students on Friday, October 24th over film production and editing.  


Tickets are $12.50 per person and available through the museum office at 573-221-9010 ext. 401 or on line.
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GLADYS COGGSWELL - LIVE PERFORMANCES May 8 - October 18

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WHAT: "A True Story, Repeated Word for Word As I Heard It"

Gladys Coggswell performs at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri

WHO: Performed by Gladys Coggswell, world class storyteller
            WHEN: May 7 through October 18 Wednesdays through Saturdays

10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Gallery (120 North Main)

COST: Free with museum ticket, thanks to funding from the Missouri Arts Council 

and the Missouri Humanities Council


Gladys Coggswell is a master storyteller who performs as "Aunt Rachel," a former slave whose real name was Mary Ann Cord. One summer evening, Mary Ann recalled her life as a slave and the sorrow of being torn apart from her husband and children on the auction block.  Twain wrote her story and published it in the Atlantic Monthly in 1874. (Approx. 40 min.) Performances subject to change without notice. 
                                                 Missouri Arts Council funds Mark Twain Museum live performances featuring Gladys Coggswell Missouri Humanities Council supports live performances at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
 

MARK TWAIN LIVE PERFORMANCES - May through October

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WHAT: "Mark Twain's Retreat" - Twain's Civil War recollections

Jim Waddell performs Mark Twain's Civil War recollections at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum during summer 2013.

WHO: Performed by Jim Waddell, respected Mark Twain actor

            WHEN: May 8 through the end of October, Thursdays through Sundays at 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Gallery (120 North Main)

COST: Free, thanks to funding from the Missouri Division of Tourism 

and the Missouri Humanities Council

Civil War Missouri was a powder keg of conflicting sentiments. Jim Waddell stages a presentation in the Museum Gallery to give visitors an overview of this period of national transition - from Twain's unique perspective. (Approx. 40 min.) Performances subject to change without notice. 

Missouri Division of Tourism funds live performances at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum Missouri Humanities Council supports live performances at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum