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It was in the spring and fall of 1974 that Ron Jewell first donned a white suit and tried on the likeness of America’s greatest humorist, Samuel … Read More
It was in the spring and fall of 1974 that Ron Jewell first donned a white suit and tried on the likeness of America’s greatest humorist, Samuel Clemens. In those days the characterization lasted just a few minutes, but it wasn’t long before Jewell found himself on the road touring full-time as his alter ego, Mark Twain. That first stage tour lasted over 30 weeks and included some 300 performances throughout the Midwest. Since those days, the repertoire has expanded and Ron has completed over 2000 plus appearances in over half the states of the US. Today numerous groups call upon Jewell and the “Missouri Wit” for a variety of conventions and theatrical presentations. “Mark Twain At-Large” is Jewell’s full-length one-man theatrical tour de force that seemingly channels the seventy-plus year old Clemens one stormy night from his home called Stormfield in Connecticut. Racing in from the thunderous rains Clemens (a.k.a. Twain) invites the audience, his imaginary captured guests, into his private study for an intimate face to face conversation filled with stories and anecdotes taken directly from the literary pages. Jewell’s performance is personable and touching, and delivered as if the humorist is telling the tall tales and yarns for the very first time. Then as quickly as they came, the rains stop, his guests are finally given an opportunity to escape, and the charismatic philosopher sends them out into the night. You’ll believe that you’ve actually spent the evening with the real McCoy. Read Less
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