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The Ghost of Mark Twain

July 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Sierra State Parks Foundation is pleased to offer a free performance of the  renown Mark Twain impressionist McAvoy Layne with the “Tahoe Tales” of the legendary writer and humorist during a performance on Saturday, July 29 starting at 6pm on the lawn of the historic Hellman-Ehrman Estate at Sugar Pine Point State Park.

The veteran of more than 4,000 performances around the world over the past three decades as the legendary writer and humorist, McAvoy Layne has been preeminent in preserving the wit and wisdom of “The Wild Humorist of the Pacific Slope,” Mark Twain.

The one-night, FREE, performance will begin at 6pm and picnics are encourages.  Low back chairs, only, please.  The standard $10 State Park parking fee will apply.

A world traveler, Twain’s appreciation for Tahoe began in 1861, when he made his first visit. The poetic description he wrote in “Roughing It” still waxes eloquent, “As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.”

Layne is the ghost of Samuel Clemens in A&E’s biography of Mark Twain, and in the Discovery Channel’s Cronkite Award winning documentary, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” He is a winner of the Nevada award for excellence in school and library service, and author of a soon to be published memoir, “Becoming Mark Twain.”

“If Lake Tahoe does not cure for whatever ails you, I will bury you at my own expense,” says Layne in spot-on Mark Twain style.


July 29, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Sugar Pine Point State Park
7595 Hwy 89
Tahoma, CA 96142 United States
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