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Live Entertainment
at Frank O'Dowd's Pub
January-December 2016
Live Entertainment
at Frank O'Dowd's Pub
January-December 2016

live entertainmentShowcasing dynamic entertainers, the Frank O'Dowd's stage welcomes talented musicians on Friday and Saturday nights year round, with additional dates scheduled near holidays.

Mark Twain &
the Laughing River
at One Eleven Main
Summer/Fall 2016
Mark Twain &
the Laughing River

at One Eleven Main
Summer/Fall 2016

Jim Post as Mark TwainA nationally-acclaimed, one-man show in which the wit & wisdom of Mark Twain comes alive through the storytelling & song of singer-songwriter-performing artist, Jim Post.


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Mark Twain &
the Laughing River

One Eleven Main in Galena, IL

"Mark Twain and the Laughing River is nothing less than brilliant, and each sentence and song is a gem." (Smithsonian Institution)

"Jim Post is one man tour de force - part musical, part drama and thoroughly entertaining." (Washington Post)

Inspired by the little-known fact that Mark Twain sang tenor; played banjo, guitar and piano; and loved to show off at parties, Jim Post created an exceptional musical experience about Twain's childhood.

In Mark Twain & the Laughing River, the wit and wisdom of American humorist Mark Twain comes alive as Jim Post blends his skills as a storyteller, actor, historian and musician to take you from the adventures of Twain's youth to his early writing career right up to the point of his first big successes.

Twain's humor takes you from dialogue to song, from stories to historical fact, from laughter to nostalgia. Post has written very effective and melodic folk songs that punctuate the stores, truly grasping Twain's greatness.

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Post (known for his hit song, Reach Out of the Darkness) brings 30 years of show business and 20 record albums to his commanding performances.

Ticket Information:
  • Adults: $25.00 + tax; Children under 12: $10.00 + tax
  • Showtime: 7 p.m.
  • Tickets available at One Eleven Main during regular business hours.
  • Space is limited; reservations recommended.
  • To dine at One Eleven Main, before or after the show,
        call 815.777.8030 or make reservations online.
  • Show length approximately 1 hours and 15 minutes.

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    Calendar is subject to change without notice.  To avoid any disappointment,
    please call One Eleven Main at 815.777.8030 to ensure that the schedule has not changed.

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