Tracy returns as Mark Twain


Aloha Performing Arts Company artistic director Jerry Tracy will portray fellow Missourian Samuel Langhorne Clemens in “Mark Twain Rides Again” for a limited engagement Nov. 22 through 24 at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu. The show features new material from Twain’s autobiography, as well as an interview with a celebrity guest in the second act.

“Mark Twain Rides Again” is a quasi-historical account of Twain’s visit to the Big Island in 1866, and follows him from his arrival by ship, along his epic mule journey through Kona and Ka‘u, to his exploration of Kilauea Volcano. Humorous anecdotes along the way include observing nude female swimmers, attempting to surf, visiting Kealakekua Bay, and a dubious account of the origin of the Mark Twain monkeypod tree in Waiohinu.

Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, $17 and $10 and are available at alohatheatre.com, by phone during weekday office hours at 322-9924 or at the box office beginning one hour prior to performance time. For more information, call 322-9924.