First produced for PBS “American Playhouse,” The Diaries… is a uniquely American theatre piece. Since that time, the show has enjoyed well over 200 productions, in both extended runs and touring engagements at regional theatres, college and university theatres, and performing arts centers on both coasts and across the country

“Sharp and resourceful… played with freshness and theatricality… charming.” –Variety

“Mark Twain isn’t just for Hal Holbrook anymore. David Birney brings Mark Twain’s words to life… in a romantic adventure for the ages.” –Times Union, Albany, NY

“This utterly engaging work seduces the audience with an ease that would make the sly satanic snake supremely jealous.” Santa Barbara News Press