On the stage was a large oriental rug, upon it only a preacher’s pulpit at one end, a simple reading chair and table at the other. On the table was a pile of books, a shot of whiskey, and a small pitcher of water and drinking glass.

This was all that was needed as the eighty-eight year actor shuffles onto the stage. Hal Holbrook has been putting on his one man show, ” Mark Twain Tonight” since 1959.  Full of wit, irreverence, and insight into politics, government, slavery, and society at large.
I feel lucky to have seen the show before the great orator leaves this life to meet his maker, whomever that may be…..

Wench, bring my ale, what say you?

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