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"The Life and Times of Mark Twain" is a one man presentation at Mark Twain Cave. This live presentation conveys the spirit, wit, and fun-loving nature of the man that came to be known as "The Wild Humorist of The West".  The performance is approximately one hour of fact and fantasy taken directly from the author's speeches and writings. It presents a rich and colorful account of nineteenth century life as America emerged from a rollicking frontier.

Jim Waddell brings over 30 years of professional experience to bear in his portrayal of the celebrated writer.  His credits as Mark Twain include the Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, the Royal York in Toronto, and the Transworld Dome in St. Louis. He has also performed aboard the Delta Queen, Mississippi Queen, and American Queen Riverboats, as well as radio and television.

Teachers will find this a wonderful program to provide insight into the various inspirations that led to "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". Nineteenth century culture, the development of steam as a power source,and the importance of river commerce to our fledgling nation are also included as Mark Twain interacts with your group. For more information about Jim Waddell please visit his website: 

Show Times:
Memorial Day - Labor Day: Wednesday - Sunday at 2:00 pm
Outside of these dates, group reservations can be made for 20 or more people.


Mark Twain Live Ticket Prices: Mark Twain Live Show & Mark Twain Cave Pass
$12.00 (Adults)
$6.00( Ages 8-12))     
Content level too high for young children
$22.95 (Adults)
$13.95 (Ages 8-12)
Hear his stories and experience the adventure!


*Prices subject to change without notice

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