Featuring selections from such works as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Roughing It, Sketches New and Old and Mark Twain's Speeches, this one-hour and 15-minute collection of Mark Twain material is performed by Largely Literary Theater Company co-founders Mark Dawidziak (as Twain) and Sara Showman.
In addition to playing Twain on stage for more than forty years, Dawidziak is an internationally recognized Twain scholar whose books about the iconic American writer include Mark Twain in Ohio, Mark Twain's Guide to Diet, Exercise, Beauty, Fashion, Romance, Health and Happiness and Mark Twain for Cat Lovers. He and Showman have presented Twain By Two throughout Ohio, as well as at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, the Center for Mark Twain Studies in Elmira New York, the Thurber House in Columbus and the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia.
The Largely Literary Theater Company, LLC was founded in 2002 by Mark Dawidziak and Sara Showman. Their mission is to promote literature, literacy and live theater. For the past twenty years, they have toured all over Ohio and performed in Michigan, Virginia, Connecticut and New York. They have produced faithful adaptations of works by Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson. Dashiell Hammett, Walt Whitman, Rod Serling, Ambrose Bierce and Charles Dickens. Showman is also a storyteller, who performs for both children and adults. Her shows include folktales, historical tale, original stories and seasonal offerings. They have participated in three National Endowment For The Arts Big Reads and twice in the annual celebration of all things Twilight Zone in Binghamton, New York. They have also performed at the Center For Mark Twain Studies in Elmira, New York.