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Ron Crawford presents all-ages performances of his one-man show Travels with Mark Twain on the deck of the Lilac Steamship, located at Pier 40 near Houston on the Hudson. The show re-creates Twain's lectures from a hundred years ago, his adventures as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi, his mining days out west, the Hawaiian Islands, and his first tour of Europe along with his caustic, humorous observations (and a few tall stories). Crawford enacts selections from classics including Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Adam and Eve. The purpose of Twain's lectures, he reminds us, is to point out the value of traveling to keep us from becoming a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean person. Plays in repertory with the world premiere of Adam Klasfeld's The Report of My Death.

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