Six by Twain:

Plays from the Short Stories of Mark Twain

The plays can be previewed and downloaded at Drama Notebook.

Production History

"The Burglar Alarm"

--Rail City Theatre, St. Thomas, Ontario, May 20, 2020. Production scheduled. An adaptation of "The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm."

--Caroline Dramatic Society, Milford, VA, May 9, 2020. Production scheduled. 

--Grantley College, Johannesburg, South Africa, November, 2019. Production. 

--Shovel Town Ten-Minute Play Festival, North Easton, MA, September, 2017. Production.

"Snowbound"

--Grantley College, Johannesburg, South Africa, November, 2019. Production. An adaptation of "Cannibalism in the Cars."

--Rosseau Lake College, Muskoka, Ontario, April, 2019. Production.

"Learn German With Ollendorff!"

--Center for Performing Arts, Bonita Springs, Florida, November, 2019. Staged reading. An adaptation of Meisterschaft. 

"Buck Fanshaw's Funeral"

--The Never Sweats, St. Charles Hotel, Carson City, Nevada, April, 2018. Staged reading. An adaptation of chapter 47 of Roughing It.

"Her Worst Enemy"

--The Valley Players TenFest, Waitsfield, Vermont, August, 2017. Production. An adaptation of "The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut." 

--Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase, Flagstaff, Arizona, September, 2016. Staged reading.

"Adam and Eve"

--Webster Groves High School, St. Louis, Missouri, March, 2017. Production. An adaptation of "Extracts from Adam's Diary" and "Eve's Diary." 

--Warner International Playwrights Festival in Torrington, Connecticut, October, 2016. Production.

Three of the plays had a staged reading by the MonteCedro Theatre Group, Altadena, CA, summer 2018.

Three of the plays had a reading at the Mark Twain Quadrennial Conference at Elmira College, Elmira, NY, August, 2017. 

Five plays had a staged reading, in French, at "Caractères," an international literary festival in Auxerre, France, May, 2017. Two local community theater companies presented the plays. 

Six plays had a staged reading at the Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford, Connecticut, November, 2016. Chris Bushey directed a cast of community theater actors from central Connecticut. 

Clockwise from the top left: Warner International Playwrights Festival; Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase; Mark Twain House and Museum; Auxerre, France; the Shovel Town Ten-Minute Play Festival; Mark Twain Quadrennial Conference, Elmira, NY; Grantley College, Johannesburg (2). (Photos, in same order, by Luke Haughwout, Marie Cummins, Anon., Pascal Arnac-Pautrel, Victoria Kirichok, Irene Wong, Lesley Visser [2].)