“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything”- Mark Twain
Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens) was one of the sharpest wits of 19th century America. He skewered politicians, populists, celebrities, and tycoons. He wrote two of the great American novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. And now, thanks to one fantastic actor, Mr. Twain comes forward in time to poke fun at the perils, problems, and politics of the 21st century. This June, Rick Bonnette of Mark Twain’s Traveling Theatre will present Mark Twain Twenty/Twenty - A Rally in Parody at the Cinnaminson Library on June 19 and Pinelands Library on June 26.
As portrayed by Bonnette, Twain will return to campaign for the office of President of the United States in the 2020 election. In a battle of wit, he’ll take unerring aim at his unarmed (witless) political opponents. And his political base - The Unreliables, as he fondly calls them - are certain to put him over the top (if they show up to vote). After all “Hain’t we got all of the fools in town on our side. And ain’t that a big enough majority in any town.”
Tired of grand promises and feeble returns? Join Twain’s Army and show up at his next campaign rally. Remember, “You could do a lot worse!”