McAvoy Layne performs as Mark Twain Monday evenings in Lake Tahoe |

McAvoy Layne performs as Mark Twain Monday evenings in Lake Tahoe

McAvoy Layne as Mark Twain appears in Incline Village in Lake Tahoe Monday evenings through the summer.
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Should Mark Twain be granted the luxury of living anywhere upon his return to this world in this 21st century, where do you suppose he might choose to live? The Hawaiian Islands? Perhaps, though he characterized Hawaii as, “Paradise for the indolent man.” No, odds are he would choose to “breathe the air that angels breathe” at the Lake of the Sky.

Twain was moved to write in his book, Roughing It, “At last the Lake burst upon us — a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea. As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.”

Twain’s love of Tahoe along with his humorous adventures in the west will be brought to life each Monday evening in the Village of Incline by Twain impressionist, McAvoy Layne.

“The Ghost of Mark Twain at Tahoe,” is a Historical Society presentation designed to please the historian along with the visitor who might have a casual interest in Twain & Tahoe.

Performances are planned at 7 p.m. Mondays in the Mark Twain Room of the Starbucks Building at 899 Tahoe Blvd. in Incline Village in Lake Tahoe.

Tickets are $20 per person. Credit cards are accepted. For reservations, call 1-800-Go-Tahoe (468-2463).

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can bring a beverage of their choice. Food is not permitted.

For more information, call 775-833-1835.