Acclaimed actor and GRAMMY nominee Val Kilmer will offer a personal look at one of America’s most iconic and celebrated authors when he appears in person at the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling June 12, 8 p.m., to host a screening of CINEMA TWAIN, the film based on Kilmer’s Citizen Twain, a one-man play about Mark Twain. Tickets for the special evening, which includes a film introduction and a Q&A with Kilmer following the screening, are $29-$34; a special VIP Package that includes the opportunity to meet and speak with Kilmer, as well as photos with the actor, is also available for $75. Tickets are on sale at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378.
With Val Kilmer Live Presents CINEMA TWAIN, Mr. Kilmer introduces the screening of CINEMA TWAIN, the film that captures his performance portraying the author who wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huck Finn and other iconic works. Kilmer’s play, Citizen Twain, played to sold-out houses at several performing arts venues in Los Angeles, leading play writer, actor and director Kilmer to offer limited screenings of Val Kilmer Live Presents CINEMA TWAIN at arts venues across the U.S.
A master of reinvention, in Citizen Twain Kilmer transformed himself into the “First American” in a comedic and moving performance that is both contemporary and reflective. The play, which started in 2012, is based on the life of Samuel Clemens and his writings as Mark Twain. From his thoughts on politics, to his family and ultimately his faith and God, Twain spins a series of yarns with his timeless satire and incomparable wit.
Kilmer, the youngest actor ever accepted to Juilliard’s Drama Division, skyrocketed to international stardom by playing Iceman in Top Gun, Jim Morrison in The Doors, Doc Holliday in Tombstone and the Caped Crusader in Batman Forever. He wrote, produced, directed and starred in Citizen Twain and CINEMA TWAIN. In 2012, Kilmer won a Prism Award for his work in The Salton Sea, and in 2012 he was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Spoken Word Album Category as part of the cast of the album “The Mark of Zorro.”
The ArtsQuest Center is located at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. For additional information on this show and all upcoming Musikfest Café performances, visit www.steelstacks.org.