UNLV Performing Arts Center Welcomes Legendary Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight” Feb. 22

Feb. 11, 2014
The UNLV Performing Arts Center welcomes Hal Holbrook in a special performance of “Mark Twain Tonight” arguably the most successful one-man production in the history of American Theatre – at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22.

For 50 years, Holbrook has dazzled audiences with his candid portrayal of Mark Twain. Winner of the Tony and the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Holbrook has the uncanny ability to change and edit his Twain to fit the times.

“I came … to see a professional man of theatre dress up and honor Mark Twain, and instead had to settle for the crotchety, cigar-smoking genuine article. By my count, the ornery fellow on stage was a spry 168 … I never did get to see Mr. Holbrook” (John L. Smith, Las Vegas Review-Journal).

Academy Award-nominee for 2007, Holbrook has appeared in dozens of movies and numerous television programs, in addition to his lengthy and varied career on the stage. 


Tickets to Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight” are $25, $40, $55, and $75 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 895-ARTS (2787) or online at pac.unlv.edu.

Student rush tickets are $13 each (not inclusive of the facilities fee), and available one hour prior to each event, based on availability and with valid student I.D. UNLV faculty and staff discounts also are available. A $1.50 facilities fee, in addition to the ticket price, is charged on all Performing Arts Center tickets.

The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Information about all of the season’s performances can be found on the Performing Arts Center website, located at pac.unlv.edu.

About the PAC

Founded in 1976, the Performing Arts Center at UNLV is Southern Nevada’s original performing arts venue, celebrating nearly 40 years of arts in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the UNLV campus, the PAC hosts a variety of performances and is home to the Charles Vanda Master Series.

At the UNLV PAC, Southern Nevadans can enjoy the arts nearly every day of the year. The Performing Arts Center is home to productions presented by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV and the UNLV music and dance departments, the Desert Chorale, and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society. The center also hosts more than 50,000 Clark County School District students yearly for productions, festivals, and concerts.