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 Jim Waddell returns to the Mark Twain Museum in:

The Inspiration for Tom Sawyer

May through October 2018


Join us May 2018 for the return of Mark Twain impersonator, Jim Waddell,  to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in The Inspiration for Tom Sawyer, which focuses on incidents Mark Twain recounted in his articles and stories that led to one of his most famous books, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Waddell will recount Twain’s 1870 letter to Will Bowen, Benny Farthing’s cave adventure story, notes from Twain’s Autobiography, and also include a presentation of Twain’s “A Boy’s Manuscript” during this one hour program.

The Inspiration of Tom Sawyer will give visitors to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum the background leading to Tom Sawyer through Waddell’s dramatic presentation as Mark Twain.

the 2018 Performances of The Inspiration for Tom Sawyer are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday afternoons, May 11 through October 22, in the Mark Twain Museum Gallery Auditorium at 120 N. Main, Hannibal. There will be no charge for the presentation.

Financial assistance to support Waddell’s The Inspiration for Tom Sawyer has been provided by the Missouri Humanities Council and the Missouri Arts Council.