1720 23rd Avenue | Boyce Holleman Blvd. | Gulfport, MS 39501

Holleman is Storyteller Reincarnate

Sunday, November 9, 1997


Page: F1


Illustration: PHOTO: Tim Isbell

The Sun Herald

Caption: Attorney Boyce Holleman portrays Mark Twain


Attorney Boyce Holleman likes Mark Twain -- maybe because they share some

common characteristics: dry wit, intelligence, glib tongue. They make a nice match.

``I like the man,'' Holleman said. ``I keep a lot of his works. ... I like him because he

was really a patriot.''

Holleman has portrayed the author for six years and has been doing theater and

films for 22 years.

He will perform ``An Evening with Mark Twain'' at 7 p.m. Friday at the Jeff Davis

Campus auditorium of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

The 45-minute performance, Holleman said, is simply portraying Twain talking about

himself -- ``about his humor and philosophy.''

John B. ``Shorty'' Sneed, himself a veteran Coast actor, will act as master of

ceremonies and offer an opening monologue.

Proceeds will benefit the Harrison Central High School band.

Tickets are $13 for general seating and $15 for reserved seating. Tickets are

available at the Gulfport office of Page, Mannino, Peresich, Dickinson, McDermott,

Newton and Hoff, Suite 600 in the Markham Building; on the Jefferson Davis

Campus, Building L, Room 202; and at the Harrison Central High School office.


Details: June Jefferson, 897-3782.