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AP photoThis image provided by Hal Holbrook shows Holbrook performing his one-man show “Mark Twain Tonight.” Holbrook is in the midst of a marathon of theater. 2014 marks the 60th consecutive year of his one-man show relating the satire and social commentary that he began delivering during the civil rights era to audiences today.
AP photoThis image provided by Hal Holbrook shows Holbrook performing his one-man show “Mark Twain Tonight.” Holbrook is in the midst of a marathon of theater. 2014 marks the 60th consecutive year of his one-man show relating the satire and social commentary that he began delivering during the civil rights era to audiences today.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hal Holbrook is in the midst of a theater marathon.


This marks the 60th consecutive year Holbrook has staged his one-man show “Mark Twain Tonight,” relating the satire and social commentary of the late writer and humorist to audiences today, including a September 2011 visit to Lima.


The 89-year-old actor has been playing Mark Twain solo since a 1954 assembly at Lock Haven State Teachers College in Pennsylvania. He has taken the show to Broadway, to the South during the civil rights era and on tour in Europe.


Ahead of Holbrook’s stop at the National Theatre in Washington on Friday and Saturday, he says Twain has been the central current of his life.


This year he has added new material on the Bible, the labor movement and a number from “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

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