Theatre: one man show
Mark Twain at Large
In 1974 Ron Jewell first assumed the likeness of writer Samuel Clemens. Soon after, Jewell found himself on the road touring full-time as his alter ego, Mark Twain. That tour lasted over 30 weeks and included some 300 performances throughout the Midwest. Since those days, Ron has completed some 2,000 appearances in over half the states of the US.
Mark Twain At Large is a stunning one-man theatrical tour de force that introduces us to the 70-plus-year-old Twain on a stormy night in his Connecticut home. Racing in from thunderous rains, he invites the audience into his study for an intimate conversation filled with stories and anecdotes taken directly from Twain’s writings. Jewell’s performance has been hailed across the country as “personable and touching,” as critics and audience members alike have delighted in his retelling of Twain’s tall tales.
Ron graduated from Belmont University in Nashville and has worked in dinner theatre, summer stock and film. He regularly performs in trade and industrial shows both in and out of his Mark Twain persona. In 1994 he opened the new Performing Arts and Conference Center in Bartlett, TN as its director. In 2003 and again in 2004 Jewell was named to Memphis Magazine’s “Top 100 Who’s Who in Memphis” for his work at the arts center.
Ron Jewell's portrayal of Mark Twain is very personable and touching, Jewell delivers a stunning performance... Dianna Winstead, Lake Cumberland Performing Arts, Somerset, KY
Ron Jewell is dead-on. He captures the essence and mesmerizes. Janet Flake, Paramount, Bristol, TN
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