This fall looks like a good season at the Marin County Veterans' Memorial Auditorium in San Rafael, California. Between the early November symphony concert of Beethoven as performed by Orion Weiss, and the December performances of the Stapleton Ballet Nutcracker, is Hal Holbrook giving a performance as Mark Twain in Mark Twain Tonight! on Saturday, November 22, a revival of his off-Broadway creation that debuted in 1959. My father saw Holbrook as Twain in 1981 at the same venue when he lived in San Francisco.
I am tremendously excited about having the chance to see Holbrook as Twain.
Holbrook was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his touching turn as Ron Franz in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. So many wonderful performances, from the television movie The Glass Menagerie to Magnum Force to The Fog and so many others, the names of which I will now allow you the enjoyment of listing and showering with love.
Which performances do you consider to be among the heights of Holbrook?