Bay Area Theater

Interview: Randal Myler & Dan Wheetman, “Mark Twain’s River of Song” at TheatreWorks

left to right: Randal Myler, Dan Wheetman

Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, creators of the play “Mark Twain’s River of Song” at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, through October 27, 2019, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.

“Mark Twain’s River of Song” tells the story of the Mississippi River from its starting point in the north down to the delta, through songs and stories, and through the eyes of Mark Twain, played by Dan Hiatt.

Randal Myler, who also directed the show, has created several shows including “Love Janis,” and with Dan Wheetman, the Tony nominated “Ain’t Nothing But The Blues.”

Dan Wheetman is a multi-instrument musician who, when not creating shows with Randal Myler, performs in a band called Marley’s Ghost, and has released several albums under his own name. For several years he performed in John Denver’s band.

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