Joe Baer performs at the Stissing Center, NY, May, 2022.
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Past Shows of Samuel Clemens: Tales of Mark Twain

  • In Standfordville, NY: At the Standfordville Grange Hall, May, 2022
  • In Albany, NY: At The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio May, 2022
  • In Pine Plains, NY: At The Stissing Center May, 2022
  • In Ellenville NY: At THE MAINSTAGE at Shadowland Stages May, 2022
  • In Rhinecliff, NY: At Morton Memorial Library, Oct. 2021
  • Preview Performance In Rhinecliff, NY: At Morton Memorial Library, June, 2019

 

Samuel Clemens:
Tales of Mark Twain

So what does Mark Twain, writer, satirist, story-teller, have in common with this day and age? Everything!

Ernest Hemingway once said that, “all of American literature could be traced back to Mark Twain.” Samuel Clemens known as Mark 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.

However, for all his feats and accomplishments in the literary world and lecture circuit, Twain experienced what was, at times, a tragic life that he endured like the colossal steamships he wrote about. From a young age, Samuel Clemens learned to take advantage of life’s opportunities. As part of a growing newspaper industry, he found a platform to introduce ideas that challenged the fundamental issues that faced the America of his time; racism, evolving landscapes, class barriers, access to education, with a perspective that was well-rounded by experience.

Today, Mark Twain is still revered by many as a leading American author, social critic and humorist. His work stands out as an outstanding achievement of authenticity, spattered with autobiographical elements and experiences from Twain’s childhood that paint vivid backdrops for each story told.

In his latest solo show, Joe Baer portrays Samuel Clemens near the end of his career, in a narrative and thought-provoking performance. He presents a nostalgic look back through time; starting from Twain’s rural roots in small town, Missouri, to his International acclaim. Context and words from the pen of Mark Twain are intertwined to reimagine this legend on the lecture circuit, highlighting the ebbs and flows of this iconic American figure’s life against a visual collage of historical imagery.

If you enjoy history and contextual story-telling, plan your Fall activities to include Samuel Clemens: Tales of Mark Twain, A Solo Show written and performed by Joe Baer. For more information and to reserve a seat, go directly to the venue of your choice.

For more information call Cynthia Baer, 845- 876-5738.

Purchase Tickets at a Hudson Valley Theater Near You!

In Amenia, NY:
At The Amenia Town Hall located at 4988 Route 22, Amenia, NY 12501
A Benefit Performance for the Amenia Lion’s Club
ONE SHOW ONLY
Sunday Matinee, October 16, 2022, 2pm

PURCHASE TICKETS by email: AmeniaLionsClubJM@outlook.com
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In Hurley, NY:
At The Hurley Reformed Church located at 11 Main St., Hurley, NY 12443
A Benefit Performance for Hurley Library
ONE SHOW ONLY
Sunday Matinee, October 23, 2022, 2pm

PURCHASE TICKETS in person at Hurley Library or by phone (845)338-2092

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Mark Twain Illustration