‘Our Town’ Opens Lake City Season

‘Our Town,” one of the most beloved American plays of all time, opens tonight at 8 at the Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene.

Thornton Wilder’s elegant meditation on life and death in a small New England town is a staple of both amateur and professional groups, for good reason. It reminds us, with humor and compassion, that we must never take our lives, or our loved ones, for granted.

This production, the opening show of the Lake City Playhouse season, is directed by one of the Spokane area’s top directors, Marilyn Langbehn.

The Playhouse’s season also includes “Into the Woods,” “The Nerd,” “Taming of the Shrew,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “Grease.”

“Our Town” runs tonight, Saturday and Sunday and continues Sept. 15-17 and Sept. 22-24. All shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays when they begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and students, and $6 for children 12 and under. Call (208) 667-1323.

The Lake City Playhouse is located at 14th and Garden in Coeur d’Alene.

‘Love Letters’

Two Spokane theater legends, Dorothy Darby Smith and Homer Mason, will appear in A.R. Gurney’s touching play, “Love Letters,” Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive in Spokane.

This 1989 play consists of two people reading the letters they have written to each other over a lifetime. It is becoming one of the mostproduced plays in American theater.

The director is John Bouchard, and the event is a production of his Cast Adrift Players.

A dessert social hour and discussion with the actors will take place after the play (about 8:15 p.m.)

The suggested donation is $12. Tickets are available at the church office, 325-6383, or from Katherine Gellhorn, 624-3591.

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