Nov. 5, 2009

Mark Twain Tonight!

An enduring favorite

More than 50 years after developing his one-man show, Hal Holbrook will again embody one of America's best-known humorists in the award-winning Mark Twain Tonight! at Stephens Auditorium Nov. 12 (7:30 p.m.). A half century of refinement and ongoing research enables Holbrook to continually incorporate Twain's observations and commentary into topical discussions that are relevant today. Tickets are $39-$43 for adults, $25 for youth and $20 for students, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the Stephens ticket office.

As part of the Iowa State Center's pre-show programming, ISU Theatre chair Jane Cox will share her one-person theater experiences in a Nov. 8 presentation (2 p.m.) at the Ames Public Library. Participants will be eligible to win free tickets to Mark Twain Tonight! Cox also will headline the Celebrity Cafe) presentation Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. (ground-floor lobby, Stephens). Contributed photo.