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Talented actor portrays Twain, Einstein at Lahaina shows

By Staff | Mar 24, 2016

LAHAINA – Barefoot and rumpled, he stands before the chalkboard puzzled, scratching his head. He rubs out an equation and steps back to consider it. Then, with chalk in hand, he writes a new equation in an effort to understand the universe. Pleased with himself, Albert Einstein turns toward the audience and speaks.

Last year, local actor Rick Scheideman and Production Manager Joel Agnew brought “An Evening with Mark Twain” to the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina. It was an exquisite one-man show.

This year, “An Evening with Mark Twain” returns to the Pioneer Inn, but in addition, it will be alternating weekly with another of Scheideman’s one-man productions, “An Evening with Albert Einstein.”

The Maui News theater critic Michael Pulliam wrote of Scheideman, “From Mark Twain, to Einstein, to Sitting Bull, this actor has the ability to look and be almost unidentifiable from one show to the next. If acting skill combined with a Lon Chaney-esque ‘Man of a Thousand Faces’ equals acting brilliance, then Scheideman is the best actor on Maui.”

Come see for yourself. Tickets for all shows are $20.

Each performance begins at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays in the Pioneer Inn Courtyard. Performances dates are: “An Evening with Albert Einstein” on April 8 and 22, and May 6 and 27; and “An Evening with Mark Twain” on March 25, April 15 and 29, and May 20.

For further information and reservations, call (808) 276-4201 or (303) 507-0987, and visit www.rickscheideman.com.