'Mark Twain in Fairhaven' to play in, of course, Fairhaven

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJuly 28, 2013 

Mark Twain in Fairhaven

Firehouse Performing Arts Center will host "Mark Twain in Fairhaven: A Musical Tall Tale," opens Aug. 1 and closes Aug. 18, 2013. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. The play is loosely based on Twain's visit to Fairhaven in 1895, written by local playwright and historian Joseph Lenz, stars Leon Charbonneau in the title role.

ROBERT MUZZY — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

When local playwright and historian Joseph Lenz wrote "Mark Twain in Fairhaven: A Musical Tall Tale," he probably never guessed it would be 10 years before it would be performed in its namesake locality, starring Leon Charbonneau in the title role.

For three weekends in August, Firehouse Performing Arts Center will host the play, which is loosely based on Twain's visit to Fairhaven in 1895.

The show opens Aug. 1 and closes Aug. 18 at the center, 1314 Harris Ave. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.

Tickets, $8 to $12, are available in advance at Village Books. Details: 360-671-2626.

Reach Margaret Bikman at 360-715-2273 or margaret.bikman@bellinghamherald.com. Follow Bellingham Entertainment on Facebook or @bhamentertainme on Twitter.

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