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LilFest's Fall Music Series - Jim Post's "Mark Twain and the Laughing River" - First Street Community Center
The LilFest Fall Music Series premiers its first music and theatre show. Inspired by the little-known fact that Mark Twain sang tenor; played banjo, guitar and piano; and loved to show off at parties, Jim Post created an exceptional musical experience about Twain's childhood. The Uptown Theatre in The First Street Community Center of Mount Vernon, Iowa is pleased to be hosting award-winning singer/songwriter/actor/historian/musician & Mark Twain interpreter, Jim Post as he performs "Mark Twain and the Laughing River" on October 8th @ 7:30 pm. In Mark Twain & the Laughing River, the wit and wisdom of American humorist Mark Twain comes alive as Jim blends his skills as a storyteller, actor, historian and musician to take you through Twain's youth to his early writing career right up to the point of his first big successes. Twain's humor takes you from dialogue to song, from stories to historical fact, from laughter to nostalgia. Post has written very effective and melodic folk songs that punctuate the stores, truly communicating Twain's greatness.