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Mark Twain: Timeless Humor. Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville, TN.

Family Programs

Winter Family Day Celebration
Join us for our annual family day celebrating the exhibitions Mark Twain: A Skeptic's Progress and Charles Dickens's Christmas Carol. Travel back to Victorian London as you mingle with Dickens's characters (members of the troupe Grand Falloons), watch Mark Twain's America come alive with a show featuring Tom and Huck, listen to live ragtime music by pianist Roy Eaton, learn the Two Step and the Cake Walk, and more. Appropriate for ages 6–12.
Sunday, December 05, 2010, 2–5 p.m.
All events are included with admission to the Morgan.

Schedule of Events

2 to 5 p.m.
Christmas Present!

The Grand Falloons company leads visitors into a lively celebration of Victorian London with impersonations of A Christmas Carol characters Scrooge, Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present.

2 to 5 p.m.
Follow Mark Twain: He Tells It Like It Is


Part-time actor, full-time Mark Twain look-alike and Morgan Chief of Security Jack Quigley tells of the life, travels, and works of the great American author as he leads families through the exhibition Mark Twain: A Skeptic's Progress.

2 to 4 p.m.

Book Signing


Come meet renowned artist Chuck Fischer as he signs copies of his latest book Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book.

2:15 p.m.
Mark Twain: Timeless Humor


In this kid-friendly play, writer/director Cecilia Rubino adapted for the stage some of Twain's most hilarious tales while weaving in material from his autobiography. (Performance)

Limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
A Christmas Carol Off the Shelves: Readings in the Library


The Grand Falloons Company brings Dickens and his masterpiece to life in Mr. Morgan's superb Library with two spirited dramatic readings of short excerpts from A Christmas Carol. (Performance)

2:30 to 5 p.m.
Scrooge and Co. on a Stick: Make A Christmas Carol Puppets


Using an array of colorful trimmings such as ribbons, feathers, flowers, and tulles, educator Deborah Lutz helps children create puppets in the likeness of Scrooge, Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present. (Workshop)

2:30 to 5 p.m.
Have Your Cake and Dance It Too! Cakewalk and Ragtime for the family


Dance instructors Michael Jagger and Elyse Sparkes, and pianist Roy Eaton introduce families to the Two Step and the Cake Walk, two popular dances in Mark Twain's day. (Workshop)

2:30 to 5 p.m.
Flip, Spin, and Turn: The Antique Toy Factory


Discover the toys children enjoyed in Mark Twain's time as you create your own flip book, color spinning top, or wonder turner, with educator and artist Sarah Mostow. (Workshop)
Sunday, December 5, 2010, 2–5 p.m.

All events are included with admission to the Morgan.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.



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