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Planters Barn Theater

319 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3540
+1 573-231-0021
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A must see for anyone interested in Mark Twain

We caught one of the last shows of the season and were very glad that we did. Richard Garey... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
James H
Liberty, Missouri, United States
Hannibal, MO

I love the food and service. People there were very friendly. A must try. We also enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Janae W
Hannibal, Missouri
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Like a homecoming, Mark Twain Himself returns author and humorist Samuel L. Clemens to his Missouri birthplace and Hannibal home on the banks of the Mississippi River. Audiences experience a special encounter with the man who made America laugh and inspired the world. It’s a great show full of hilarious comedy and compelling drama. You won’t want to miss this unique production of Mark Twain Himself!
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  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 16:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
319 N Main St, Hannibal, MO 63401-3540
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We caught one of the last shows of the season and were very glad that we did. Richard Garey provides a captivating 1-hour conversation using Mark Twain's own stories and words. Before the shows, he mingles with the audience both in and out of character....More

Thank James H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I love the food and service. People there were very friendly. A must try. We also enjoyed the location of the area.

Thank Janae W
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We were very fortunate to visit the performance when the audience was very small I don't know if this normally happens if the audience is larger, but we had the opportunity to carry on conversations with "Mark Twain." He was so knowledgeable about history, and...More

Thank Ralph N
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Richard Garey delivers a captivating 1-hour conversation using Mark Twain's own stories and words. The theater is small, intimate, and comfortable. Get there a bit early for complimentary coffee, tea, and cookies. Mr. Garey visits with audience members before and after the performance.

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Richard Garey does a great job of portraying Mark Twain. He does his research and knows his topic well. The topic he presented at our show was more dramatic and I would have preferred more humor but he still puts on a great performance. I...More

Thank IA-bolledudes
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Richard Garey is so good that after the first greeting, you forget he isn't Mark Twain. He greets everyone before and after the performance, always in character. During the performance, it is like you are sitting at the feet of a favorite uncle listening to...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We went as a family of 5 to the Mark Twain Himself show. Mr. Garey's performance was well done. It was a very small theater that upon first impression had us wondering what we had just spent $100 on. We all enjoyed it, but weren't...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Mr Garey's performance of Mark Twain was a master piece. He did much research on Mark Twain and knew his subject well. He was interactive with the audience and made it as he was talking just to you. He made it funny and enjoyable. He...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We got lucky. The season for Richard Garey's performance as Mark Twain ended two days after we saw him (late October). He was magnificent as Twain -- after a few minutes you were ready to believe that he was Twain. It was a great show.

Thank Steigenberger592
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The actor who played mark Twain was great . about 1 hour. They serve tea, cookies and cake. Price was $30 for the two of us . The actor was Abakan E never and after for pics and conversation

Thank jtkoehler2
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Teresa W
8 September 2016|
Response from bbarb2015 | Reviewed this property |
We went on Friday night, shows at 5pm and 9pm. At 9pm the tickets were $17; tea/coffee and cookies were served before Mark Twain Himself ! Very much worth every penny; Mark Twain (in character) visited with the audience... More
Tiffany D
17 January 2015|
Response from plantersbarn |
Yes, it can be rented for weddings. You may call my cell at 573-200-0540 and we can talk about your needs.