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Thu., June 13, 2013, 4:30 p.m.

Behrens, McManus join forces again

Author Pat McManus, right, and actor Tim Behrens reunite for Poor Again ... Dagnabbit.  (Courtesy Tim Behrens / The Spokesman-Review)
Author Pat McManus, right, and actor Tim Behrens reunite for Poor Again ... Dagnabbit. (Courtesy Tim Behrens / The Spokesman-Review)

Author Pat McManus, right, and actor Tim Behrens

The work of bestselling humorist and Sandpoint native Patrick F. McManus is returning to the stage in the new production “McManus and Me: The First 20 Years.” The show, which makes its Washington state premiere in time for Father’s Day weekend, is the sixth adaptation of McManus’ stories to star Tim Behrens as a one-man cast of colorful characters.

Credited as an “indentured actor”– he claims that designation is for tax write-off purposes – Behrens has been bringing McManus’ witty musings to life for the past 20 years. He transforms himself throughout the show to portray the wacky residents of the fictional town of Blight, Idaho, with such wild names as Melba Peachbottom and Rancid Crabtree. More.  Nathan Weinbender, SR

I am a huge fan of Pat McManus. Three years ago, when I decided to write a book, he took me out to lunch, gave me wise advice and wrote a glowing letter of introduction to agents/publishers. Not only is he kind, but he's still one of the funniest writers, ever.

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.