Citizen Twain at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

This article was last updated on May 25, 2022

Val Kilmer Is Citizen Twain in New Biographical One-Man Show

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Val Kilmer, acclaimed for his portrayals of such real-life and/or iconic characters as Jim Morrison (The Doors), Doc Holliday (Tombstone) and even Batman (Batman Forever), picks up the cigar and slips on the white suit of another legendary American figure — Mark Twain. Kilmer writes, directs, stars and is said to uncannily capture the wit and wisdom of the country’s greatest storyteller. His engaging solo show explores the famed author’s wry humor, his successes and tragedies of his later life, which included bankruptcy, and a soul-searching feud with Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy. Those lucky few who’ve seen the performance have marveled at how fully Kilmer embodies the man some have called the first stand-up comedian. Select tickets include a post-show meet and greet with the actor.

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