Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

SIX BY TWAIN- Short Stories by Mark Twain Adapted for the Stage Presented in Connecticut This Fall


Come see a staged reading of six brand-new play adaptations of classic Mark Twain short stories--"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," "The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm," "Cannibalism in the Cars," "Buck Fanshaw's Funeral," "What Is Man?" and Twain's Adam and Eve diaries. David Carkeet has adapted these stories for the stage, capturing their delightful characters, their surprising story lines, and their linguistic playfulness. The staged reading will be directed by Chris Bushey, with a cast of veteran community theater actors from central Connecticut.

David Carkeet is the author of six novels, three of them New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year. One of them, The Full Catastrophe, was adapted for the stage by Michael Weller, and it premiered last summer at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Carkeet has written extensively about Mark Twain for scholarly and general audiences. His essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, Smithsonian, Salon, Poets and Writers, and The Oxford American.

What better way to celebrate Mark Twain's birthday than to relish these favorite short stories vividly reimagined for the stage? And, yes, there will be cake!

Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 PM, Mark Twain House auditorium, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT.

Tickets are $10 General Admission - $5 Mark Twain House & Museum Members - Students, educators, & seniors are FREE with Valid ID!

This event is sponsored by The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation.


Related Articles View More Connecticut Stories

Featured on Stage Door

Shoutouts, Classes, and More from Your Favorite Broadway Stars

More Hot Stories For You