The Open Book Players will present “Twain By the Tale,” the second production of their 25th season, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21, at Johnson Hall in Gardiner. Submitted photo

The Open Book Players will present “Twain By the Tale,” the second production of their 25th season, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21, at Johnson Hall in Gardiner.

In this two act revue of Mark Twain stories, sketches, and monologues, adapted by Dennis Snee, the wit and timeless perceptions of America’s greatest humorist are celebrated. The focus of this production capitalizes on Twain’s talent for documenting the chronic and comic weaknesses of human nature.

The cast includes Eve and Joe Blackwell of Waterville, Richard Bostwick of Hallowell, Larry Vinal of Augusta, Cheryl Clark of Gardiner, Barbara Coriell of Winthrop, Kathleen Brainerd of West Gardiner, Walter Guild of Farmingdale, John McCue of Wayne, and Cindy Turcotte of Bowdoin. Providing live music is Bob Giroux of Belgrade. The production is directed by Lucy Rioux, artistic director of Open Book Players, and assisted by Kathy Levasseur of Belgrade.

Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students and can be reserved by contacting Johnson Hall at 207-582-7144 or on-line at johnsonhall.org. According to the Johnson Hall policy, audience members will need to show proof of COVID vaccinations or a negative COVID test result within 48 hours of attending the event. Masks are required when entering the venue. For more information, contact [email protected]


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.