SAT. NOV 28, 3PM | The Mark Twain We Never Knew
11/28 following the 3:00 PM performance, featuring cast member John Lescault and Ambassador Donald T. Bliss.
John Lescault (Mark Twain) Arena Stage: Our War, The Music Man; New York: Lincoln Center: Le Deserteur. DC: Kennedy Center: Defiant Requiem, Sancho Panca, Le Deserteur, From the New World (as Dvorak), Beethoven’s Fifth (as Beethoven); Signature Theatre: Brother Russia, Art,Crave, Angels in America; CATF: From Prague, Yankee Tavern; Ford’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol; Round House:The Lyons, Fahrenheit 451, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Our Town, Wintertime Shakespeare, Moses and Joe Papp; Folger Theater: The School for Scandal, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Elizabeth the Queen, Macbeth; Shakespeare Theatre Company: Henry V, Richard II, Tamburlaine,Edward II, The Winter’s Tale, Don Carlos; Theatre J: The Disputation, Hannah and Martin, G-d’s Honest Truth, Life Sucks; Woolly Mammoth: Heaven, The Psychic Life of Savages; International: Prague Spring Music Festival:Defiant Requiem. Film/TV: Joseph Graham’s Beautiful Something; Spielberg’s Lincoln, The Day Lincoln Was Shot,Unsolved Mysteries. Training: BFA/CUA.
AMBASSADOR DONALD T. BLISS
Ambassador Donald T. Bliss (Retired) is the great-grandson and grandson of Mark Twain’s publishers. He is the author of Mark Twain’s Tale of Today: The Celebrated Author Critiques American Politics, Washington D.C. Hale & Northam LLC (2012). The book discusses Mark Twain’s political and policy views and anti-imperialism activism and their continuing relevance to contemporary American politics and foreign policy. He also wrote a play Halley’s Comet Returns about Twain’s suppressed darker writings and the personal tragedies that gave birth to them.