Mark

Citizen Twain

Kirk Douglas Theatre (Culver City, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

150 ratings
4.3 average rating
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39 events
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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52 events
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 lacks a story! With no narrative drive, it stayed in dramatic neutral for the...continued

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13 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 07 2013

Wow were we pleasantly surprised! Having seen Hal Holbrook embody the role of Mark Twain we just couldn't see how it could be improved upon. We were skeptical to say the least. But from the few minutes before the show began when "Mark Twain"...continued

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12 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

Great fun! Val Kilmer is great & it was a very fun experience

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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 right in!!! When the actual play began, one was already ready to learn more. ...continued

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Pam Korduner
37 events
11 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 17 2013

interesting mix of historical and current topics. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn segments very good

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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 14 2013

Val Kilmer as Mark Twain was awesome - I found myself thinking about the performance the rest of the day and the next day as well. It really felt like the real Mark Twain was in the room with you, but here and now in 2013. It was a fun, creative,...continued

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14 events
8 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 17 2013

The show was AMAZING! Val Kilmer is completely unrecognizable in face. voice, body movement, EVERYTHING. But geez Louise Goldstar, why do you always always always put me in the back row?

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Sandra B.
21 events
8 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

Val Kilmer is pompous, pretentious and beyond self indulgent in his portrayal of Mark Twain as a loser alcoholic. Where is Hal Holbrook when you need him? Complete waste of time!

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15 events
7 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 21 2013

Amazing performance by Mr. Kilmer. Soooo funny but also serious and thought-provoking at times. Perfect length of time. And the Q&A afterwards was cool. Highly recommend it!

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45 events
7 reviews
128 stars
attended Jul 24 2013

Great show can't wait to see the movie

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 03 2013

It was both surprising and endearing to see Val Kilmer interact with the audience. He did a nice job of sustaining the character of Samuel Clemens throughout the piece.

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

Masterful job of impersonation by Val Kilmer. He re-creates and re-invents a Mark Twain that manages to be both contemporary and true-to-his-historical-period at the same time.

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31 events
7 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

Stellar performance. Raises the standard for Twain portrayal above Hal Holbrook's. Kilmer has such fun with the role, inserting contemporary references and jokes completely in the original spirit. His interaction with audience members was...continued

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21 events
7 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 17 2013

The material used by the performer was okay, I saw better in the past. Val Kilmer was very good portraying the character of Mark Twain. It was entertaining. Love the Kirk Douglas theatre, but the parking was to far for the people with handicap needs.

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29 events
7 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

Val Kilmer completely disappeared into the role of Mark Twain, creating the lovely illusion that we were spending an evening with the author and rascal Samuel Clemens. I could watch this over and over, with much laughter and some poignant moments...continued

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Tamera Hanna
15 events
7 reviews
14 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

Val Kilmer's acting was enjoyable and he brought Mark Twain home in his show. As some other reviews have indicated, the storytelling does seem to meander a bit. I took it as the natural occurrences of an older storyteller--ideas lead to other...continued

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11 events
6 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 24 2013

Great performance and yep - More than a 100 yrs later, Twain is still relevant today!

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6 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

Great show, Val was wonderful!!

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31 events
6 reviews
21 stars
attended Jul 21 2013

Quite a remarkable production considering Val Kilmer wrote and performed the program.
During the performance, he involved the audience. Especially liked the Q&A after the performance while his makeup was being removed.

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