Steamboatin’ Down the Mississippi River with Mark Twain

Steamboatin’ Down the Mississippi River with Mark Twain
Saturday, July 16th @ 6:30 P.M.
Mixing true stories with heavy doses of Twain’s wit and wisdom Brian “Fox” Ellis steps on stage to regale the audience as Captain Henry Detweiler, a riverboat man who piloted steamboats for 30 years in the mid 1800’s. He was a friend of Lincoln, delivered troops, supplies and top secret messages during the Civil War and, like all captains, kept a log of his travels on the great river road. Detweiler spins some of Twain’s favorite yarns with his adventures as a cub pilot on the Mississippi. Fox talks about Twain’s craft, the life of a writer, and his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri. As a Riverlorian and storyteller, Fox has worked on riverboats for more than twenty years and has learned by heart more than three hours of Twain’s most memorable material. Jokes, tall tales and true history weave together with songs and stories from one of the world’s greatest humorists.