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Kurt Sutton has played Mark Twain to strong reviews from around the country. He will bring the show to the Tater Patch Theater this weekend.

“An evening with Mark Twain” Oct. 14th and Oct. 15th

By Nan Nawrocki

Tater Patch Players

            “An Evening with Mark Twain” will be presented at the Tater Patch Players Theater on October 14 at 7:30 p.m. and October 15 at 2 p.m.  As noted in a review of one of his shows in Montgomery, Kurt’s Mark Twain “will give us a lot to think about at a time when slogans and moralizing have little substance, we could well take notice from the master.” (Montgomery Voice, Montgomery, AL)

            Kurt Sutton has performed at Tater Patch several years ago. The passage of time has not dimmed his story-telling charm and Mark Twain style one little bit. I’m sure everyone from older kids to “older adults” will enjoy spending a little time in Mr. Twain’s parlor. 

            From the flowing white hair to the twinkle in the eye and the sly smile, this is a show that will convince you that you’ve been listening to one of America’s great writers and greatest wits.  There’s likely to be a little music played, too, as Kurt/Mark is a fine musician. 

            Another reviewer, from one of his many performances all over the US said “(Kurt Sutton) provides the audience with a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes Mark Twain. It’s structured as an impromptu talk to an intimate audience, with diversions into the sort of the music with which Mr. Clemens entertained guests at his home. There is just enough audience interaction to keep things interesting, and just enough of Twain’s shambling delivery to give a taste of the real man.”  There’s a question and answer with “Mr. Clemens” at the end of the show and every audience has loved it.

            Hurry and get your tickets now at  Click the “buy tickets” button and follow the prompts.  Tickets may also be obtained at the box office beginning one hour before show time.   The theater is located at 95 Philadelphia Lane in Jasper and easily found on any map app or GPS.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $16 for students.     If you have any questions, 

            You may also call 706-253-2800, but you may have to leave a message as our volunteers cannot always man the phones. 

            Any way you decide to get to this show,  we strongly recommend it.  Mark Twain once said “I have been on the verge of being an angel all my life, but it’s never happened.”  Join us to find out why.

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