Hal Holbrook probably needs a bit less makeup to portray Mark Twain these days. Holbrook was in his 20s when he first embodied Samuel Clemens in Mark Twain Tonight, but he'll be just a couple weeks shy of his 91st birthday when he brings the one-man show to the Morrison Center on Saturday, Jan. 20.
Holbrook has filled his resume over the years with definitive big-screen performances (That Certain Summer, All the President's Men, The West Wing) as well as small screen roles (The Event, Sons of Anarchy), but he always returns to the stage and, in particular, Twain, reminding us how relevant the author's words remain: "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."