About two years ago, after having attended a performance of Holbrook as
Twain back in college, I decided that since he was still performing it,
I wanted to "see" it again. Since the only area performance for that
year was in Baltimore, (about a two-hour drive from bucks County where I
live), I moved heaven, earth and then some to arrange transportation to
get there, paid $165 for tickets, $75 to be driven there, and another
$25 for parking. The performance was horrendous! In all of my 48 years
of attending theater, I never had to struggle so vociferously to
understand what an actor was saying. During intermission, much of what
was being said by everyone was that he could not be understood, yet they
gave him a standing ovation which he absolutely did not deserve. To add
insult to injury, afterwards, always being curious about Twain's
costume, we went backstage to meet him and were told that "Holbrook
doesn't want her to touch him", when I requested to be shown his
costume. What on God's green earth must this guy be like?
That's my story on "Mark Twain Tonight".