An Evening With Mark Twain : An American Icon -portrayed by noted actor Robert Brock


Nick Miller

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

December 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Location: McCracken County Public 555 Washington Street, Paducah, Ky.42003

Phone: 270-442-2510 x119



Event Description

An Evening with Mark Twain: An American Icon

Robert Brock, professor of Theatre at Lindsey Wilson College, will bring Mark Twain to life with his portrayal of the author.

Mark Twain, born Samuel Clemens, was a powerful observer of human nature. Born November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, Twain penned several novels including two major classics of American literature, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He was also a riverboat pilot, humorist, lecturer, journalist, publisher and inventor. Twain had ancestral ties to Kentucky; his mother Jane was born Adair County.

Through his characters and stories, Twain single-handedly put American literature on the map. Mark Twain lived many lifetimes in one, traveled much and entertained multitudes with his particular sense of humor. But that humor was borne on the back of great sorrow and many personal tragedies. He was irreverent, irascible, and had a razor-sharp wit.

He is an American Icon.

Robert Brock brings Mark Twain to life with a spellbinding series of tales that run the gamut from laugh-out loud funny to deeply moving. Brock, professor of Theatre at Lindsey Wilson College, was the Artistic Director of the highly acclaimed Kentucky Repertory Theatre for nine years. His acting credits include stints with Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, The Fulton Opera House and Off-Broadway with the Blue Light Theatre.

Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council

December 5, 2013 | 7:00 pm | 2nd Floor meeting room
All programs are free and open to the public.

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For more information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle
Tel: 270-442-2510 ext. 119 (Toll-free 866-829-7532)
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