Planters Barn Theater

319 North Main Street
Hannibal, Mo. 63401




Richard Garey is the executive director of Heritage Stage Productions and owner of the historic Planters Barn Theater in Hannibal, Missouri. A veteran stage actor and director for more than 30 years, Garey combines his love of history, his literary insights and his skill as an actor to bring the role of Mark Twain to life. He has more than six hours of Twain material in his repertoire all from the pen of Mark Twain. In addition, Garey performs a number of other one-man shows including A Shepherd’s Tale, The Gospel of Mark that aired on the EWTN Network in October 2009, and JFK on President Kennedy.

Garey makes his home in Hannibal with his wife Patricia. They have five children and five grandchildren. The year 2010 marks Garey's eighth season in Hannibal and the 175th anniversary of Mark Twain's birth.

Group shows available by advance booking January to December.
Summer Season: Mark Twain Himself stage show with daily from May 29 to August 14. Sunday to Friday at 5 pm and Saturday at 9 pm.
Christmas Show: A Shepherd's Tale at 7 pm December 23-25.