Ben Langhinrichs

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He sat right behind us

Sun 11 Oct 2009, 06:56 PM



by Ben Langhinrichs
My wife and I went out to a production of Twelfth Night, a delightful comedy by William Shakespeare, if you don't know.  We were aware that Tom Hanks was in town to do a benefit for the Hanna Theater (where the production was staged) and Great Lakes Theater Festival (where he started as an intern many years ago), but were thrilled when he was introduced before the show.  We were even more excited to see him sitting right behind, or rather, just far enough to the side that we could see him without gawking oddly.

There are other celebrities who I would blog about seeing, but few who I would personally care about seeing.  It was quite a thrill.  It was especially thrilling because he was really into the production, hooting and whistling (along with the rest of the very enthusiastic audience).  It made an excellent performance even better.

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What has been said:

896.1. Rodney Scott (10/12/2009 05:30 PM)

Glad everyone had fun. I got a chance to meet John Lasseter of Pixar so I asked if Woody and Buzz were code names for sex and drugs. Unfortunately, I was so nervous that I asked with a straight face, so he thought I was serious. And crazy.