Suffice to say that every talent that stands on the stage at the venerable Laguna Playhouse is a powerhouse talent. On Nov. 21st, we’re all in for a real treat with film star Val Kilmer in a 4-evening run of “Citizen Twain.”
This one-man show explores Twain’s wry commentary, wit and wisdom, and critics everywhere say that Kilmer is “channeling” the dear man himself. Kilmer constructed the play as a stand-up comedy act, but reminds audience members that Mark Twain was a “radical, social commentary giant.” Each performance ends with a Q-and-A session while Kilmer removes Twain’s makeup on stage.
Most tickets for this event are already sold out, but the Laguna Playhouse is accepting ticket orders through phone only at (949) 497-ARTS (2787).
Val Kilmer first took the stage in my life (teenage sigh) when Top Gun took to the big screen in 1986. He has since participated in more than 75 films as either actor or animated voice, including Oliver Stone’s The Doors, Quentin Tarantino’s True Romance, George Cosmatos’ Tombstone, Michael Mann’s Heat, Simon Templar’s The Saint, Oliver Stone’s Alexander, Shane Black’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Francis Ford Coppola’s Twixt … and even Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever.
Never in the Hollywood limelight, and content for years on his ranch in New Mexico, this rather reclusive actor is certainly worth a rare personal appearance in Laguna Beach. Most tickets for this event are already sold out, but the Laguna Playhouse is accepting ticket orders through phone only at (949) 497-ARTS (2787).
Photo credit Neil Jacobs