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[Past Event] Mark Twain Staged Reading | In-Person (Gentrain, MPC)

Course Description:

In this entertaining staged reading (with historical slides), Mark Twain tells us about his rollicking adventures out West. The story begins when Samuel Clemens and his older brother, Orion, leave Missouri in 1861 to escape conscription. He tries his hand at prospecting and later, in financial desperation, takes a job as a newspaper reporter in San Francisco. At this point, the literary figure of Mark Twain is born. Featured characters include Twain (played by Fred Bologna), Emperor Norton (Howard Burnham), a hilariously annoying audience member (Suzanne Alvin), and an assortment of hard rock miners and dance hall girls.


Tuition: $0.00

Additional Fees: $0.00


Wednesday, May 4 *1:30 - 2:30pm* (1 session)


Offered in collaboration with our friends at The Gentrain Society, this lecture will be held in Lecture Forum 103 at Monterey Peninsula College from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Friends and family are welcome – free to all. Parking is $3.


Carol Marquart has written and directed staged readings throughout the Monterey Peninsula. She enjoys writing about famous and infamous persons of the 20th century.