Dickinson College’s Professor of Theatre and Dance Todd Wronski presents his one-man play compiled exclusively from the written and spoken words of Mark Twain, including material from the recently published Autobiography of Mark Twain. This production is a companion piece which grew out of the 2006 production of Dickens and Twain: Crossing the Pond in which Wronski played Twain opposite of Tom Watson’s Dickens in Scotland, England, and here at Dickinson. Hailed by the Edinburgh Scotsman for his “deft comic touches” and ability to “convey Twain’s self-amused charisma” in past performances, Wronski this time focuses on Twain’s extensive international travels and commentary, featuring the author’s wry take on cultures around the world. Examining this sometimes overlooked aspect of Twain’s colorful life, the production includes early observations made for The Innocents Abroad as well as later ones gleaned from his round-the-world lecture tour.
Mark Twain Abroad will be performed on August 31, 2014 at 8pm in Mathers Theatre in the Holland Union Building at Dickinson College, in Carlisle, PA. Free Admission
This production was made possible by the generosity of The Narol-Console Student-Faculty Research Award and The Bernard A. and Rebecca S. Bernard “Engage The World” Fellowship Award at Dickinson College.