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Spotlight: ‘McManus in Love’ heading to EWU

Tim Behrens will bring his McManus act to Cheney in February for a performance to benefit students at Eastern Washington University.

“McManus in Love ,” a one-man show based on the writings of best-selling author and EWU professor emeritus Patrick McManus, will be staged at EWU’s Showalter Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23.

In this play, young Pat and his friend, Crazy Eddie Muldoon, discover girls. Behrens, McManus’ official “indentured actor,” will act all 15 parts in the play.

Tickets are $20, with all proceeds supporting EWU’s scholarship program. They’re available at McManusInLove. For more information, call Jane Noonan at (509) 359-2227.

Playhouse scales K2

Lake City Playhouse is the first local theater company back from holiday break, with a production of K2 set to open Friday.

“K2” tells the story of two climbers, Taylor and the injured Harold, who are stranded at 27,000 feet on the world’s second highest peak. Patrick Meyers’ play had Broadway run, back in 1983, and became the basis of a 1991 movie directed by Franc Rod dam.

The Lake City production stars Todd Keene, most recently Mark in “Rent,” and Lake City artistic director George Green. It’s a play that’s rarely, if ever, seen in the Inland Northwest, Green said. Troy Nickerson directs.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 20. Tickets are $11 to $17 and are available online at, or at the theater box office, 1320 E. Garden Ave., in Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 667-1323 for more information.

Play in a Day returns

Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho is offering a deal on its upcoming Play in a Day fundraiser: Buy three tickets online and get a fourth for free.

The play, an original musical called “Villain Idol,” will be cast, rehearsed and staged in one 24-hour period, Wednesday and Thursday, and will be peformed at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene.

Tickets are $10 each, and to take advantage of the discount they must be purchased online at Tickets also will be available during auditions at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday.

There’s still time to sign up to participate. Parents of children ages 10 to 18 are asked to sign up in advance at

Questions? Email Bliss Lanier at

Talk of business on air

A new locally produced radio show will hit the airwaves on Jan. 9.

“Business Talks,” featuring co-hosts Kent Adams and Tom McArthur, will begin airing at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, with repeats planned at 10 a.m. Saturdays, on KTRW-AM 630. The 30-minute show will be aired live from the restaurant Scratch, 1007 W. First Ave.

The show is billed as a “business-friendly” radio talk program, and pledges that guests will be verified with the Better Business Bureau.