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member of the MT Forum. Please direct any queries to the e-mail address
listed at the end of the message. --K.B.

I am writing to you because I think you will find an upcoming world-premiere
of a new play of interest to members of Twainweb.  "Dickens and Twain:
Crossing the Pond" will make its debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe,
7-12 August 2006.

The speeches and writings of Mark Twain and Charles Dickens served as the
basis for playwright Todd Wronski as he compiled and edited this new play.
The production historically and humorously provides an entertaining glimpse
of the two authors, their views on British and American cultures, and their
experiences giving reading and lecture tours in England and America.  These
two literary giants were chosen because along with their witty humor, they
reflect and embody the 19th century British and American cultures.  Whether
discussing traveling by sea or the idiosyncrasies of the English language,
Twain and Dickens provide engaging commentary on the two cultures.
Audiences will be sure to relate and discover that many of these ideas and
aspects of the cultures remain apparent today.  Members of Twainweb will be
able to see Mark Twain's writings and speeches presented from a fresh and
unique perspective.

"Dickens and Twain" will run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 7-12
August at 1:15 p.m. at Rocket @ Demarco Roxy Art House, Roxy 3, in Roxburgh
Place.  There will also be performances at Dickinson College in Carlisle,
Pennsylvania on September 1 and 2 at 8 p.m.  We would greatly appreciate it
if you would be so kind as to let members of Twainweb know about this
exciting opportunity to see Twain come to life.  For more information they
can also visit  If
you would like more information please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your time,
Sara Bookin-Weiner
Production Assistant
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