"I like criticism, but it must be my way," said Mark Twain. That also goes for the actor Val Kilmer, currently portraying Twain at the Wyly Theatre (through April 22) in a one-man touring production he wrote and directed. To be granted tickets to last night's performance of Citizen Twain, we critics had to agree not to review the show.
So I can't offer criticism, positive or negative, on Kilmer's 90-minute performance (plus another 30 minutes of post-show Q&A with the audience). I can, however, imagine how I might review Citizen Twain if you did it. So here goes.
It was weird when you entered singing Nirvana's "Entertain Us" in a raspy Southern drawl.
If you're going to start the show like that, it should be for a reason. Also you should not have changed the lyrics to "Here we are now, enter-Twain us" for a cheap laugh.More »