The Joslyn Castle is excited to announce our 10th annual Art and Literary Festival: The Life and Works of Mark Twain! In partnership with Metropolitan Community College’s Theatre, Art, and English departments, we present two full weeks dedicated to his life and works.

The Art and Literary Festival will run from September 12-29th at the Joslyn Castle, and will offer live theatre, lectures and discussion, short story contest, Mark Twain look-a-like contest, photography, live music and much more!

Tonight students and local actors will perform “An Evening with Mark Twain: A Dramatized Selection of Works."

The MCC Theatre program’s dramatizations will include a variety of Mark Twain’s work. Omaha’s Nils Haaland will perform speeches and essays as Twain, while Christina Rohling and Ben Beck will portray the title couple in “The Diaries of Eve and Adam.” An ensemble of MCC students and local actors will present a collection of short pieces: “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” “My Late Senatorial Secretaryship,” “Lionizing Murderers,” “The Capitoline Venus” and “A Curious Pleasure Excursion.”

Performances will move throughout the Castle and in the Castle gardens (weather permitting). Please note the Castle's elevator is not currently available, and there will be stairs to climb throughout the performance.

Doors open at 7:00pm and performance begins at 7:30pm. The Joslyn Castle cash bar will be available through intermission. An optional discussion with director Scott Working will be held in the Music Room following each performance.

*Tonight's performance is FREE for Metropolitan Community College Students and Faculty! (You must still register) The public is welcome to purchase tickets at the standard rate*


  • Starting Tuesday, September 17th, 2019, repeated every week on Tuesday until Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Joslyn Castle

3902 Davenport Street
Omaha, NE 68131


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