Sep 8 7:00pm
“Steamboatin’ Down the Mississippi with Mark Twain,” by Brian “Fox” Ellis
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-1800s. Detweiler spins some of Twain's favorite yarns of 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. Jokes, tall tales, and true history weave together with songs and stories from one of the world's greatest humorists.
This program is free and open to the public. Call 607-734-4167 ext. 205 for more information.
CCHS would like to thank the staff at the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College for their assistance arranging this programming series. This activity is made possible in part by the QuickARTS grant program administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.