Looking for a little levity to relieve the stress before the holiday season? Come to the Panida Theater to enjoy two one-act comedies put on by the Panida Playhouse Players and the Unknown Locals on November 15,16 and 17 at 7:30pm and on November 18 at 3:30.
The first play, “Thanks A Lot”, was written and is being directed by Sandpoint’s own Becky Revak of the Panida Playhouse Players. The second, “True Believer,” was written by Chris Herron, who is part of the Unknown Locals group.
While the title of “Thanks A Lot” may imply the show is of a Thanksgiving theme, Becky shares that the show is in fact about a case of mistaken identity. “True Believer” will also provide comedic relief while providing a Christmas theme.
Becky and Chris have known one another for along time but have never collaborated on a project until now. “We held auditions from both the Panida Playhouse Players and the Unknown Locals,” said Becky. “It’s the first time we’ve been able to appreciate and combine the talent from both groups. Chris and the Unknown Locals have been great about bringing theater back to the stage.”
It has long been a desire of the Panida to host more community plays at the historic theater, and Executive Director Patricia Walker has been working hard to do just that to the delight of many. “Acting in this town is getting better and better,” said Becky. “The actors improve with more opportunities to perform. It’s fun to watch it all evolve.”
While it is providing an increase in opportunity for locals, it is also drawing in newcomers to the area. “We have two new people in the cast,” said Becky of people who have relocated to Sandpoint. "We are bringing in new faces to the Panida stage.”
Don’t miss out! Tickets are available at Eve’s Leaves or by logging onto Panida.org. They will also be available at the door on the dates of the performances. The price is $14 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.