Friday the thirteenth may never be the same!
Forsaking horror for humor, the Jesup Memorial Library brings the first truly American writer (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) to town for an evening of small plates and wine, live music, entertainment, prizes, and fun on FRIDAY, JUNE 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. For this very special evening, Mr. Mark Twain, in the person of renowned actor John Pogson, will mingle with and entertain guests in his signature style. Come dressed as your favorite character from a book, as your favorite author, or simply don your best for this exceptional event. Prizes will be awarded for best costume.
Bar Harbor Catering Company will tickle the taste buds of all in attendance with a specially created menu with a literary theme. Music, door prizes, and games will round out the evening, with proceeds to benefit the library.
Sponsors of this FUNdraiser include Bar Harbor Merchants Association, Bar Harbor Catering, Maine Distributors, Acadia Corporation, and the Maine Sea Coast Mission.
Tickets for Dress Up at the Jesup are $35 per person through June 6, $50 afterward, and can be purchased in person at the library or HERE.
Mr. Pogson’s remarkable physical resemblance to the American humorist is just the beginning. He learned early on that he not only looked like Twain, but also shared many of the author’s interests, hobbies, and opinions. These shared characteristics have fueled his commitment to portray Twain as authentically and accurately as possible, which he has been doing since Hartford, Connecticut’s first Mark Twain Days in 1996. Since that time, he has performed as Twain on national television, on film, on stage, and at corporate and private functions, entertaining audiences from all over the world. His performance promises to be a highlight of the evening.