Lancelot, Guinevere, Merlin and Mark Twain himself (as Hank) come tumbling your way in this satirical tale from America’s favorite humorist. Wander with Twain as he time travels from the 19th Century to 6th Century England’s medieval times through the eyes of Hank Morgan of Hartford, Connecticut who, after a blow to the head, awakens to find himself transported back to the time of legendary King Arthur.

Hank astonishes the Middle Age with modern medicine and electricity. These tricks from the future initially advance and improve King Arthur’s Court but society ultimately struggles to evolve 1300 years into the future. Mark Twain’s satirical romp exposes the foibles and fortes of both ages leading audiences to question and laugh at themselves and the principles of the 21st Century.

After dreaming he was a knight stuck in hot and heavy armor, Mark Twain’s vision became a book often credited as the foundation for time travel as an important literary genre. Jeffrey Hatcher’s many plays include Three Viewings, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Scotland Road, To Fool the Eye and The Turn of the Screw. This is his fifth project with The Acting Company.

Ian Belknap, The Acting Company’s Artistic director, brings this masterpiece to life having previously directed The Acting Company’s Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors and John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.

Appearing in photos: Ian Gould, Andy Nogasky, Suzy Kohane, Adam Mondschein, Susanna Stahlmann, Grant Fletcher Prewitt, Joshua David Robinson, Adam Mondschein, Gabriel Lawrence, Torsten Johnson. Photos by Heidi Bohnenkamp.