Yet another review of Yakima program

“Hi Roger! I work for Union Gap, Washington Tourism, I was at the show here in Yakima, WA – we absolutely loved it! I posted photos and more on our Facebook page as well as the Central WA Ag Museum’s page – we could have listened for hours more! It inspired us to watch a Mark Twain documentary shortly thereafter. I would like to have met you in person, but the opportunity just didn’t present itself. Thanks so much for the wonderful performance!”
Jeanne Sutton

Yakima endorsement


Roger Mallon is great to work with. Complete with quick wit and dry humor, Roger connects quickly with any audience and appropriately changes his presentation to meet their needs and expectations. Mr. Mallon has great stage presence and crowd appeal.They even like his jokes.
Olde Yakima Letterpress Museum enthusiastically endorses Roger Mallon.
Dr. Ruth Bishop Rev. Fred Hutchinson, Co-Founders

Yakima visit a thrill

Cathy and I visited Yakima, Washington for three performances of “Here’s Mark Twain: one for middle school children; one for a Lion’s Club convention; and then a public performance for 300 people at Four Corners Church. The visit was a benefit for the Olde Yakima Letterpress Museum and our hosts, who founded the museum, were Dr. Ruth Bishop and the Reverend Fred Hutchinson. They could not have been more gracious, attentive or generous. The public show featured the winners of a Samuel Clemen’s Essay Contest for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. The young writers were wonderful. We had a terrific time and really enjoyed our first visit to the northwest.

Prepping for Yakama



Working hard these days preparing for our trip to Yakama in Washington State for three shows as “Here’s Mark Twain”. I say we are preparing because my wife Cathy will be cominig along; couldn’t be happier. Will be speaking at a Middle School, a Lion’s Club convention and a publc program at an auditorium. Just completed drafts of two new presentations. One about the Paige Compositor that newly bankrupted Twain and prompted his world tour of speaking engagements, and whole new presentation of Twain’s relationship with trains. Now the fine-tuning begins and the memorization which takes 4-6 weeks to own it. Looking forward to the trip and visiting Washington State. We’ll have plenty of time over four days to sightsee.