THE REPORT OF MY DEATH: A Docudrama adapted and directed by Adam Klasfeld
MARK TWAIN TOURS THE GLOBE AGAIN
THE REPORT OF MY DEATH
A Docudrama adapted and directed by Adam Klasfeld
Starring Michael Graves
After a successful premiere aboard the Manhattan-docked Steamship Lilac, THE REPORT OF MY DEATH sets out to follow the equator, re-creating Twain's international lecture tour from over a century ago.
Mark Twain said that people cannot be completely honest until after they're dead, and this play takes him at his word with the deceased great writer saying anything he wants.
Featuring rare, previously censored and posthumously published Twain letters, stories, and historical artifacts, this one-man docudrama follows Clemens from his bankruptcy through his worldwide lecture tour, personal tragedies, unlikely recovery, and his fiery opposition to the Philippine-American War. This production introduces audiences the 'other' Sam Clemens: American radical and dark prophet.
In 1895, Samuel Clemens went bankrupt from misguided investments and a disastrous business partnership in the publishing industry. To recover from debt, he went on an international speaking tour circumnavigating the globe that traveled across America, Canada, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka), India, Mauritius and South Africa from 1895 to 1896.
THE REPORT OF MY DEATH celebrates the centennial of Mark Twain's death by re-creating this tour along Samuel Clemens original itinerary.
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