Hard to believe it’s been a year since we all learned of Robin Williams’ passing. Here at the Marin Magazine we struggled with ways to honor him and show our appreciation for his craft. In last year’s Mill Valley Film Guide we dedicated the entire issue to his memory featuring a handsome shot of him mugging for the camera near the ocean. We also joined a video tribute that ended up airing on local news stations (see below). And finally in the upcoming August issue, writer Jennifer Welksner penned a love letter to him from all of us her in Marin.
To celebrate his birthday, 142 Throckmorton will be hosting a special edition of the Throckmorton Theatre’s Tuesday Night Live Comedy:
“For over 10 years of our weekly, acclaimed Tuesday Night Comedy event, we were honored with the extraordinary gift of Robin showing up backstage, onstage, in the audience,” says theater owner, Lucy Mercer. “His smile lighting up the greenroom, his recognizable laugh roaring out to the delight of the comedians who had just discovered they would be “opening” for him that night. These moments continue to deeply inspire us in our creative endeavors. Tonight, we will celebrate and honor Robin’s birthday with a showcase of comedy, music, pranks, and storytelling from performers who knew him.”
Special Event –– Standup Comedy, Music, Performance
WHAT: Robin Williams’ Birthday Celebration, Tuesday Night Live Special
WHEN: Tuesday, July 21 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
TICKETS: $30 General Admission, $35 Day-Of-Show General Admission, $45 Reserved Seats.
Limited availability, advanced purchase recommended. For information and advanced tickets, call 415-383-9600 or visit throckmortontheatre.org or in person at theatre’s box office.
Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.