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Taylor Creek hosts McAvoy Layne as ‘Mark Twain’

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McAvoy Layne will portray Mark Twain Aug. 11 at the amphitheater.

McAvoy Layne will perform as that “Wild Humorist of the Western Slope,” Mark Twain, at 7 p.m. Thursday. The one-man show portraying Twain’s adventures out West will take place at the Lake of the Sky amphitheater, located at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center off Highway 89.

The program is good old-fashioned family entertainment with stories for the kiddies, humor for the adults and words of wisdom to live by for all. The old man may even take questions from the audience, and if he doesn’t have an answer he’ll at least have an opinion. The show is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

McAvoy Layne has been performing his Twain impersonation at Taylor Creek for more than 15 years. When asked what keeps him coming back to the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater he said, “It’s the best darn dressing room Twain has ever had” and “The setting is as Twain would have liked it.” The other reason, not often stated, is that if Twain offends anyone (as he is known to do at times) the outdoor setting lends for an easy escape.

Mark Twain can also be seen at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater.

The Forest Service and the Tahoe Heritage Foundation make these programs possible. The Tahoe Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works with the Forest Service to conduct interpretive and environmental education programs in the Tahoe Basin.

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