Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Favorite Thing especially for you Claudia

For much of my life, I went to Saturday matinees with my mom at one of the many playhouses in Los Angeles to see live theater. I shared a bit about it last weekend as my favorite thing too.

Yesterday my husband and I went to see Val Kilmer in Citizen Twain, about Mark Twain. The fun began even before the play did ... Val Kilmer came out into the audience in his Mark Twain attire and did funny bits and interacted with the audience for five or so minutes before beginning his performance. Everyone was taking photos and my husband took a tiny bit of a video of him dancing with an audience member. (Sorry we have old phones and it's very poor WAH!)

We had especially great seats for the performance (all seats are very good at The Kirk Douglas) ... we were in the third row center and the seats in front of us were unoccupied, so it was wonderful.

The play was a lot of fun, having some unexpected contemporary references thrown in. I don't know if my mom would have enjoyed the updating, but I did.

And afterward ... I don't know if yesterday was special or not but, Val Kilmer came back on stage and while his makeup person took off his makeup, he answered audience questions.  He also told us that  his mom was in the audience and pointed her out in the second row and he told us how he had lived nearby many years ago.

So it was a very delightful experience and as always, memories of my mother tugged at my heart.

Joining Claudia in A Favorite Thing at Mockingbird Hill Cottage.


  1. That looks like so much fun! I bet he played a really interesting Mark Twain.

  2. What fun! Wow! That must have been really neat to see. Of course when I think of Val Kilmer all I can picture is the volley ball scene in Top Gun! haha Oh my gosh...LOL
    Erica :)

  3. Oh Sally, how great! Love Val Kilmer, and have since Tombstone. I'm your huckleberry. Maybe we'll get lucky and Twain will come somewhere near.

    What a terrific experience for you guys.

    xo, Pam

  4. So glad you enjoyed the performance, Sally! It sounds like it's a lot of fun. Yay!!!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week, my friend.


  5. WHat a fun experience. Live plays are the best, especially when something out of the ordinary happens!

  6. Hi,
    That does look like a lot of fun! Wonderful memory!

  7. I've heard of this, and that it was very good. I'm glad you got to go! xo

  8. This sounds like so much fun! I love Val Kilmer too, was wondering what he was doing these days since we hadn't seen him in any movies lately...