Mark Twain's All Hallows' Eve, a Benefit for Kristine Thatcher
The Kristine Thatcher Fund presents an evening of spine-tingling and funny stories with Mark Twain starring Richard Henzel, celebrated Mark Twain impersonator and Chicago actor, at Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, in downtown Lansing. Pre-show reception at 7:00 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Stay for the afterglow and show off your (optional, but delightful) costume! Raffle and door prizes include a glass artwork by acclaimed local artist Craig Mitchell Smith and a Riverwalk Theatre season pass. All proceeds support area playwright/director/actor Kristine Thatcher in her fight against ovarian cancer.
About Kristine Thatcher
Kristine Thatcher is an actor, director, and playwright. You may know her personally, or through her performances, plays, and lifelong commitment to community in Lansing, Chicago, and anywhere she has lived and worked. She is a loving, optimistic soul who believes in the goodness of people and the beauty of life. But right now, Kristine is fighting to get her health and her life back.
After a diagnosis of stage III ovarian cancer in 2012, Kristine endured the rigors of chemotherapy and came out on the other side with an encouraging report from her doctors. The news on her health is goodshe made it through the rigors of chemotherapy and her cancer "numbers" are holding steady.But physical recovery is only the beginning for Kristine. The Kristine Thatcher Fund was formed to help Kristine recover financially after her ordeal. Please accept our thanks for visiting this site and attending this special event.
About Richard Henzel
Richard Henzel is a Chicago-based stage, film, TV, and voice-over actor. If you've seen the movie "Groundhog Day," you may recognize his voice as one of two DJ's on Bill Murray's clock radio. Among his many acting credits is his one man stage show "Mark Twain In Person" in which he has been appearing since 1967 in forty states, Canada, Great Britain, on the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat Delta Queen. Richard prepared the script for "Mark Twain's All Hallows' Eve" especially for this benefit performance.
Reviews of Richard Henzel as Mark Twain
"...surpasses the common notion of what one-man shows are capable of achieving... His Mark Twain is a down-to-earth sort of fellow, a crusty codger you'd as likely meet in a saloon as in a literary den."
--Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
"By the witchery of his talent, reinforced by the appeal of Twain, Henzel wafted the large audience gently, irresistably back to a lecture hall of 1906."
--Harold Protsman, Herald-Times Reporter, Manitowoc, WI
"As an example of American theatre at its finest, Henzel is magnificent."
--Walters, Cambrian News, Cardiff, Wales
Photo of Richard Henzel by Suzanne Plunkett; invitation design courtesy of Owen Neills.
The Kristine Thatcher Fund is a Michigan Nonprofit Corporation. For information about the Kristine Thatcher Fund or this event, call (517) 490-0481. Read more at ktfund.org
Riverwalk Theatre (View)
228 Museum Drive
Lansing, MI 48933
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