Gold rush days celebration to feature Mark Twain lectures |

Gold rush days celebration to feature Mark Twain lectures

Author Mark Twain is best known to most people for his literary works “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “Tom Sawyer”.

But during his travels throughout the Old West, he became an adored guest and public speaker to towns throughout California, making himself part of the history of the Gold Rush.

After a hiatus.(rumors of his death have been greatly exaggerated) Twain continues his journey throughout the regions of Northern California. Recently enjoying enthusiastic houses in neighboring Nevada City, he is scheduled to lecture at the Yuba Theatre in historic downtown Downieville on Saturday afternoon June 21st.

The Sierra County Arts Council is proud to add Twain’s lecture into the activities scheduled for Downieville’s “Gold Rush Days” celebration.

Veteran stage actor Chris LeGate has compiled together Twain’s more popular essays and sketches into a ninety minute portrait of this American icon.

LeGate has brought his re-creation to audiences throughout California in elementary schools, bed and breakfasts, convalescent hospitals, a number of theaters throughout Northern California and other venues.

LeGate is pleased to return to the Yuba Theatre, having last lectured there in 1998.

The doors of the Yuba Theatre will open at 3 p.m. Trouble begins at 3:30. Live entertainment will be provided by Alice Halford..

Tickets are $12 in advance & $14 at the door.

Tickest are available at the Downieville Grocery (530) 289-3596 & the Briar Patch in Grass Valley (530) 272-5333 or by visiting or http://www.brownpaperticket,com.

For more information visit or call Sierra County Arts Council at (530) 289-9822.

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