One week ago today was my birthday and I spent the day on my own…
Today I’ve got 3 more pictures from our Wednesday in New York City. And they are all from when we went to see To Kill A Mockingbird. This whole trip was based off Hannah’s request that we all go see this play together and when I was there with Jo-Ann in March I was able to score terrific box seats for the 3 of us. In case I’ve never mentioned it, To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my most favorite books and, because I’ve raised Hannah right and also because I married the perfect person for me, they both agree. We are all also pretty big fans of Jeff Daniels, both from his role in the movie Gettysburg and also from The Newsroom. This is all just a round about way of saying that going to see this play was a no brainer for us.
And it was fabulous. Hannah was so excited she was shaking and Dale was all verklempt and really, it’s just a wonderful wonderful play and unforgettable experience.
So, because we were with our fangirl, we waited outside the stage door for the actors to come out. We saw Jimmy Fallon – who was obviously not in the play but had been in the audience – as well as all of the other actors.
One surprise cast member for us was Dakin Matthews. He played the judge in the play but we have known him for years as Headmaster Charleston from Gilmore Girls. When he came out I urged Hannah to not only get his autograph but to also tell him how much she loved Gilmore Girls. So she did and he immediately stepped back, thrust out his arms to the side, and said in a loud sing-song voice “someone in the fan line said Gilmore Girls!” He then proceeded to pull out a photograph of himself with Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore) and Liza Weil (Paris Geller) which he autographed personally for Hannah. It was a terrific moment and he gave her a huge smile and said, “aren’t you glad you said it?”
We waited for Jeff Daniels, of course, and Hannah got his autograph and Dale said to him how much he enjoyed his portrayal of Joshua Chamberlain (one of Dale’s serious Civil War crushes) in the film Gettysburg. While Mr. Daniels wasn’t as excited about the mention of Gettysburg as Mr. Dakin was about the mention of Gilmore Girls he still seemed pleased that Dale brought it up.
And there you have it. Three pictures, with stories, from our night at To Kill A Mockingbird.
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