McAvoy Layne is an educator in a costume who loves kids and learning. For thirty years now, in over four thousand performances from Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City to Leningrad University in Russia, McAvoy has been preeminent in preserving the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain, “The Wild Humorist of the Pacific Slope”.
McAvoy is a winner of the Nevada Award for Excellence in School and Library Service, and plays Samuel Clemens in the Discovery Channel’s Cronkite Award winning documentary, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
McAvoy says, “It’s like being a Monday through Friday preacher, whose sermon, though not reverently pious, is fervently American.”
Huck Finally Graduates!
I’m launching a Chautauqua-Central website that will provide access to various historical characters to classrooms via Skype. What could be more fun? Our historical characters will be able to answer questions posed by students in real time. This site might even be up by the time you read this at ...