Mark Twain is coming to the Laguna Playhouse this fall — and to the savvy viewer, he's bringing Jim Morrison, Doc Holliday and Batman with him.
The playhouse announced last week that Val Kilmer, who has a long track record of playing iconic characters on film, will bring his one-man show, "Citizen Twain" — during which he impersonates the "Huckleberry Finn" author — for a brief engagement from Nov. 21 to 24.
The show has played at several venues during the past three years, including the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City and the Pasadena Playhouse.
The Laguna production will mark its Orange County premiere. Playhouse artistic director Ann Wareham said she reached an agreement with Kilmer after visiting him backstage in Pasadena.
The actor's take on Twain, she said, may be definitive — even surpassing Hal Holbrook's long-running one-man show, "Mark Twain Tonight!", which debuted in 1954.