Mark

Citizen Twain

Kirk Douglas Theatre (Culver City, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

150 ratings
4.3 average rating
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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 07 2013

Val Kilmer delivers a powerful and poignant performance as the wise and witty American icon, Samuel Clemens. Kilmer, who wrote the one-man play, "Citizen Twain",... continued

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39 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 24 2013

At the very least, an interesting night at the theater. Val Kilmer was very engaging and the show was unique. It wasn't a period piece because the play starts with... continued

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34 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 17 2013

One of my favorite theatre's in LA--top 3? top 2? Either way, the show definitely lived up to the hype. Val Kilmer is excellent. He really makes you believe that he's... continued

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29 reviews
22 stars
attended Jul 16 2013

Very different performance than Hal Holbrook's. Mr. Kilmer brought in a lot of current references and seemed to mumble his way through the monologue. Younger members... continued

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26 reviews
19 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

Great show. Val Kilmer was amazing. Theater gets cold.

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25 reviews
14 stars
attended Jul 21 2013

Val Kilmer is the most personable actor in theatre! The Q & A after the performance while his makeup was removed revealed an actor with a vast knowledge of Mark Twain.

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25 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 02 2013

Val was spectacular. The show was very well-written, and his characterization of Twain was just fabulous. Really engaging and educational as well as inspirational.

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24 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 03 2013

Val Kilmer "is" Mark Twain for 90 minutes! I was on the edge of my seat not wanting to miss a word. The performance was spectacular and the insight to an important part of our history was enlightening. The show after the show should not be missed!

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22 reviews
54 stars
attended Jul 02 2013

I didn't find it as engaging as I was anticipating, however his quips and adlibs along with the way he finished with his interactive performance (don't want to spoil the surprise for those yet to see it) certainly were the highlights for me.

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19 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 17 2013

It was a good show, and his opening and closing were unique and entertaining, as was much of his material. We struggled to understand some of his lines - too many of... continued

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18 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 10 2013

Val IS the modern day Mark Twain, portraying both his wit, humor, and humanity. Awesome show!

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18 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 21 2013

Val Kilmer did an incredible job of portraying Mr. Twain. It was fun, funny and sharp. Get there early to watch him come out and interact with the audience. Stay and watch him take off his make-up and answer questions

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18 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

Val Kilmer disappears into the character and captures the wit and charm of Mark Twain in this delightful play. Had to see it again! Standing ovation well deserved! I highly recommend it!

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18 reviews
17 stars
attended Jul 24 2013

What a wonderful experience. Loved the intimate theatre. It was a perfect setting for this particular event. Val Kilmer was a joy to watch. He took us all to another time... continued

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16 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 17 2013

There really isn't a bad seat in the whole theater. I think in time, this will be a long running gig for Val Kilmer. I liked the way he interacted with the audience. Don't leave, because after the show, one will be in for a surprise.

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14 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 07 2013

This performance was wonderful. Don't know how long it will be at the Douglas but it does go 'on the road.' Highly recommend.

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13 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 14 2013

It was rather amateurish. He mixed in current references. I feel he should have stuck to the real comments of Mark Twain for the 19th century.

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13 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

The best way to describe the show is being weirdly delicious. It is funny, sad, and poignant. Val Kilmer does an excellent job of keeping you entertained, and educating you about the life of Mark Twain. Definitely recommend it.

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13 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 02 2013

While Val Kilmer deserves high praise for his incredible performance (what a fantastic voice!), and his passion for Twain, this show about our most famous story-teller... continued

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12 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

What a fantastic experience from beginning to end!!! Val Kilmer interacted with the audience (dressed as Mark Twain) before the play actually began. This brought you... continued

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