Twain's Tales

Twain's Tales

Written by: Mark Twain 

The Olive Pit Theatre    11/10/2007 - 11/18/2007 (schedule)

Category:  Comedy · Benefit · Community

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Twain’s Tales includes five short stories by the master American storyteller—“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” “Science vs. Luck,” “The Joke That Made Ed’s Fortune,” “The Belated Russian Passport” and “Is He Living or Is He Dead?”—as well as the fence-painting chapter from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The play takes place at a general store in what could be Hannibal, Missouri in the late 1800s. The five locals—the storekeeper and his wife, a printer, a reporter and a riverboat pilot—spend the morning entertaining each other by seeing who can spin the tallest tale. As the narratives unfold, the storytellers, written in the tradition of story theatre, become the characters in the tales. Twain’s razor-sharp wit and ability to expose our human foibles make this play more than just entertainment.

Total performances: 4

Andrew Kingsley.... Otis Hollaway *
Gerald Lester.... Floyd Warren, printer *
J.R. Fader.... Viginia Holloaway, dressmaker and Otis' wife *
Philip Yiannopoulos.... Andrew Riley, newspaper reporter *
Richard Doskey.... Thom Brady, riverboat pilot *
*=featured role

Gerald Lester ....  Director
Kay Lester ....  Costumes

Notes: All actors will receive a share of profits.
For additional information, please call 504-833-4963 and leave a message for Gerald Lester or send an email to;id=0
References: Media; MPC
Record created by: gwlester

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