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Address: 319 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3540
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+1 573-231-0021

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Be sure to go (if you are in season)

We got lucky. The season for Richard Garey's performance as Mark Twain ended two days after we saw him (late October). He was magnificent as Twain -- after a few minutes you were... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

We got lucky. The season for Richard Garey's performance as Mark Twain ended two days after we saw him (late October). He was magnificent as Twain -- after a few minutes you were ready to believe that he was Twain. It was a great show.

Thank Steigenberger592
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

The actor who played mark Twain was great . about 1 hour. They serve tea, cookies and cake. Price was $30 for the two of us . The actor was Abakan E never and after for pics and conversation

Thank jtkoehler2
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

I really enjoyed Mr. Garey's impression of Twain - you can tell he has mastered his subject and he told the tales Twain told and wrote in a convincing and entertaining way. As Twain used the lecture as his medium, it made my visit to Hannibal very enjoyable. Show was about an hour. Garey - in character at all times... More 

1 Thank John N
Kansas City, Missouri
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic. Wisdom/humor never go out of style. Richard Garey up close and personal. Planters Barn Theater Main Street Hannibal MO

Thank bbarb2015
Springfield, Missouri
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

The actor tells in first person about the life and times of Mark Twain. He looks like him and talks like him. So many of Mark Twain's stories and quotes are so entertaining. I would highly recommend this show! We loved it! Arrive a little early to enjoy tea and swee

Thank Carol S
Milwaukee, WI
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

I had this one on the list for our recent visit to Hannibal, but the late start time was simply past my bed time (seriously). Well, it turned out that we were greeted by "Mark Twain" when our dinner/riverboat cruise returned to town, and since we felt energetic enough at that time, we decided to march on over and by... More 

Thank martinaxe
Davenport, Iowa
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Wonderful show. For a low price you get the play, coffee or tea, a couple of cookies, and you get to meet the actor, who visits with the guests before and after the show. Worth twice the price.

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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Mr. Richard Garey really brings Mark Twain to life. Besides being an accomplished stage actor, he is also a historian and has committed several hours worth of Twain material to memory. During tea before the show, he interacts with you 'in character' and is so dead-on that you feel that you have actually met Mark Twain, it's uncanny. I also... More 

Thank DaGapster
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Mr. Garey's talent shows through in this self-written depiction of Estrom, a shepherd living during the time of Christ's birth. His monologue of the events bring the audience to the time and place. The depiction of life in isolation, with connection to only the sheep and the potential predators, brings home the meaning of life afield. The theatre is cozy... More 

Thank StLTourGirl
Leavenworth, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

We had a very enjoyable, laid-back evening at the Planters Barn Theater. There is a comfortable little seating area where they serve refreshments before the show. Mark Twain (Richard Garey) is sitting right there with you, enjoying a cookie and a cup of coffee. He visits with theater-goers, in character, a nice bonus to the main show. You can take... More 

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