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13 Star Starred
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles
1238 W. First Street Los Angeles, CA 90026
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"Citizen Twain"
9 ratings
4.6 average rating
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18 events
7 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 19 2012

Nice to see Val working. Event had an experimental edge to it. VK appears to be a bit of a Twain scholar although I daresay he is not an academic. Still, few professors would sing several spirituals to bringMT to life. There were few negatives...continued

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30 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 19 2012

I would have enjoyed this show more if it had not turned out to be a workshop for which the audience were asked to give feedback, if Klimer had been able to remember his lines at the start and if he had not dropped his voice at the punchlines,...continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 19 2012

The art of theatrical illusion. Val has not lost his touch with captivating the audience with his convincing delivery of the most important American writers of all time. A must see!!

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Relentless comedy, great wit, soaring song and striking prose, Citizen Twain, created and performed by Val Kilmer, celebrates the marvel of Mark Twain’s words which, according to Kilmer’s Twain, “form the ladder to my heaven.”  Compelling storytelling was Twain’s lifeline and in Citizen Twain, those stories roll as unabated as a steamboat down the Mississippi. Kilmer’s hilarious and uncanny reincarnation of Mark Twain proves the news of Twain’s death has been greatly exaggerated.

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