Planters Barn Theater

Planters Barn Theater, Hannibal: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Planters Barn Theater Reviews: 4.5/5

Planters Barn Theater
4.5
Friday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
Like a homecoming, Mark Twain Himself returns author and humorist Samuel L. Clemens to his Missouri birthplace and Hannibal home on the banks of the Mississippi River. Audiences experience a special encounter with the man who made America laugh and inspired the world. It’s a great show full of hilarious comedy and compelling drama. You won’t want to miss this unique production of Mark Twain Himself!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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MARTIN B
BELLVILLE40 contributions
Enjoyable
Oct 2019 • Couples
Top of the line performance. Very interesting and entertaining, convincing performance, makes you feel like you are there back in time.
Written October 11, 2019
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KayceeIllinois
Illinois104 contributions
Superior entertainment!
Oct 2019
"Mark Twain Himself" is very appropriately named! We happened to see billboards around town for this performer, and we were SO thankful we attended this presentation. Friends of ours saw the "other one" at the M.T. Cave and fell asleep as it was poorly done. Get here early and you benefit in 2 ways... you can save $2.00 per ticket by purchasing early in the afternoon, and if you arrive back at 4:30pm you may personally speak with him prior to the show's start. Mind you, he will be "in character" then and will still entertain you with his responses as Mark Twain would have answered. Richard does an amazing job of inhabiting Mark Twain's persona, and it was the best part of our 4 day trip to this interesting area. An absolute must see while in Hannibal, MO!!
Written October 8, 2019
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,230 contributions
An evening with Mr. Twain
Aug 2019
I have to say this was the best part of my trip to Hannibal. I didn't even know the one-man Mark Twain performance existed until I checked into my hotel and saw a flyer. I am glad I did. It harkened back to when he did lectures, telling stories. The actor who played Mr. Twain was phenomenal. $20 in advance/$22 at time of show. Parking is available and is well worth the money and time.
Written September 2, 2019
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Vickie L
35 contributions
A must see!!
Jul 2019 • Couples
We came the evening of the 4th of July. We had a wonderful evening listening to the musings of “Mark Twain”. It is an interactive experience that we thoroughly enjoyed. Amusing, thoughtful and at times gut wrenching. We experienced a range of emotions during this performance. Our hats off to Richard Garey for his portrayal of Mark Twain!!
Written July 8, 2019
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323Julie
Leonardtown, MD254 contributions
So happy to meet Mr. Twain!!
Jun 2019 • Couples
This was the first event we went to in Hannibal, and it set the tone for everything else. It was just fabulous. Mr. Twain's words spoken so many years ago are still applicable today. Confirmation that people really haven't changed that much. The presenation was humerous, poignant, and thoughtful. So professional, and throughly enjoyable. Highly recommend.
Written June 16, 2019
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IslandSquirrel
Junction City, KS132 contributions
Step back in time
Sep 2018 • Couples
When we finished the Riverboat Dinner Cruise, there was Mark Twain waiting to invite us to the Planters Barn Theater. It was a last minute decision to go and I'm glad we did. It's a small intimate setting, but Mark Twain is there to tell educate and entertain. It was like sitting in a lecture with Mark Twain himself. Being later at night, and after a great dinner on the dinner cruise - I would have liked the option of a cash bar.
Written September 29, 2018
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Cynthia M
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Our Favorite Activity in Hannibal
Aug 2018 • Couples
My husband and I spent three days in Hannibal; and, The Mark Twain Himself show was our favorite activity during our stay!! The time flew by filled with laughter and learning. The venue is small and intimate; and, you really feel like you are visiting Mr. Twain in his living room. We enjoyed reliving stories from books we had read as children and also so many things about Mark Twain's life that we had not known about previously. We would recommended this wonderful show and venue to family and friends planning a trip to Hannibal.
Written August 26, 2018
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Timothy M
3 contributions
Mark Twain Lives
Jul 2018 • Solo
This was such a wonderful capstone to my Hannibal visit. I especially liked the way the audience was engaged upon entering the theatre. I had the great privilege of attending one of Hal Holbrook's Mark Twain Tonight shows in the late 80's and Mr. Garey definitely conveys Mark Twain equally as well. The intimate setting added much to the performance as well, you forget which time you actually live in during some of the discourses on current events until we are reminded which current events Mr. Twain is referencing.
Written July 21, 2018
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Arduinna60
Oxford, MI43 contributions
Evening with Mark Twain
Jul 2018 • Couples
Really enjoyed the show! It’s amazing how well Twain’s insights continue to be both so current and so funny. Mr Garey does a great job of pulling the audience in and soon you feel like you’re listening to Twain himself. Theatre is an intimate setting and all seats are excellent. Be sure to visit the watercolor gallery after the show!
Written July 14, 2018
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Feenixwest
Fort Collins, CO1,471 contributions
Brilliant Performance!
Jul 2018 • Couples
Richard Garey is Mark Twain—he breaths life into the character. This was our second favorite activity to do in Hannibal next to seeing Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain’s boyhood home. Mr. Garey is Twain on as well as off stage. He adeptly handled a late arriving group. Do not miss this performance! Unforgettable!
Written July 6, 2018
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