Hal Holbrook & ‘Mark Twain Tonight’ in Hannibal Saturday
(HANNIBAL) — Emmy-winning actor Hal Holbrook will be in Hannibal Saturday night to perform 'Mark Twain Tonight.'Hal Holbrook has performed as Mark Twain since 1954, and has portrayed the author around the world. His performance as Twain won a Tony Award in 1966.
'Mark Twain Tonight' will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday night at the Hannibal High School Theater. Ticket prices range from $40 - $125, and may be purchased from the Mark Twain Museum.
Holbrook will also be the recipient of the first Mark Twain Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the museum, on Sunday. The award will be given biennially to an individual or organization that has furthered Mark Twain's legacy in a significant way.
The award ceremony and reception will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Mark Twain Museum. General admission will be $100, and seating is limited.
KHMO's Harold Smith visited with actor Hal Holbrook
Holbrook says some things haven’t changed very much in the century since Twain’s time.The actor talked about an observation from Twain’s visit to Nevada:
Holbrook says others,such as Will Rogers, were similar in their approach as Twain. He says television provides a unique motiviation:
Holbrook knew virtually nothing about Twain until early in his career. A man with a connection to Mark Twain gave him a little push and the rest is history: