Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain at the PAC this Saturday

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Hal Holbrook, an accomplished actor with award nominations dating as far back as the 1960s, will be performing at the College of the Canyons’ Performing Arts Center, PAC, Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Though many of this generation might recognize him for his supporting actor role in the movie, “Into The Wild” starring Emile Hirsch, which got him multiple nominations for best supporting actor, he is also long well recognized for his role as Mark Twain under his very own cleverly devised one-man play, “Mark Twain Tonight!”.

Hal Holbrook depicts Mark Twain, a role he has played since the 1950s, giving a dramatic recitation selected from several of Twain’s writings, with an emphasis on the comedic ones.

No actual recording of Mark Twain’s voice is said to exist, yet watching Holbrook’s past performances depicting the unheard Twain himself, one can almost imagine what it would be like to witness Mark Twain in the flesh.

Using less and less make-up to fit the favored and long-time role of the historical American writer, Hal Holbrook is sure to put on a great show for a lucky audience.

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