Samuel Clemens: Tales of Mark Twain
So what does Mark Twain, writer, satirist, story-teller, have in common with this day and age? Everything! One, Ernest Hemingway once said that all of American literature could be traced back to Mark Twain. Two, Twain, circa 1900, boldly branded himself with his personal style of a white suit, white unruly hair and a cigar long before it was fashionable to engage in such pomposity. And three, Twain publicly skewered, the powerful, mocked the pious and helped a growing nation face its flaws with vinegar and wit. Now what late-night talk show host doesn't ascribe to that?
In his newest one-man show, Joe Baer portrays Samuel Clemens near the end of his career, to present a nostalgic look back through time; starting from his rural roots in small town, Missouri, to his International acclaim. This narrative performance highlights the pinnacles and ebbs of this iconic American figure against a historical background.
Joe Baer is long-time Rhinecliff resident, actor, (Love Letters, (2017), (Christmas Carol (2016), Clarence Darrow,(2015), Camelot (2013), Vince Dirango (2011, 2012) writer and Emmy-Award winning lighting director. He is also an active member of the Rhinebeck Grange.
All proceeds benefit Rhinebeck Grange #896.
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