An entirely new Comedy by Patrick F. McManus
Nationally renowned humor writer Patrick F. McManus has done it again….become poor! And this time he’s written a new play about it for his even poorer and indentured actor, Tim Behrens. Pat wrote this for Tim in 2010, and the world needs it!
The Billings Gazette said: “Behrens doing McManus is like a cross between Mark Twain and Bill Cosby.”
“The worldwide recession continues to increase the spread of laughlessness across the land,” says Behrens, “and we aim to do our part to combat this situation.” Both author and actor guarantee laughs as they describe Pat’s childhood of poverty, his confrontations with wolves at the door, his inspired descriptions of the Great Depression’s impacts on everything from cars to maggot farming, from school assignments to dating.
Discover how to make, and inventively present, poverty foods like blood sausage, head cheese and turkey gravy. And how to build a car from spare parts. Pat’s account of his current situation…once again falling from success to poverty… culminates in a conversation with Old Ed, Pat’s 100 year-old friend, who puts love and life into perspective …if he can stay awake long enough.
McManus, one of the most popular humor writers in the country, has penned 23 titles which have sold more than 6 million copies. Five of his short humor collections have made the top 10 of the NY Times Bestseller’s list. His five one-man shows, all performed by Behrens, have played to more than 450,000 people in 23 states. The late actor Jack Lemmon said: “Tim relishes in knocking the audiences out with laughter; see this show!.”
DATE: November 9, 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. LOCATION: The Winthrop Barn, Winthrop, WA. TICKETS: $20/Adults; $10/Youth under 12. Karens Family Salon, Riverside Printing, Twisp River Suites and Twisp Daily Business. CONTACT: Hannah Cordes @ 206.484.7452 or Debbie Bair 509.429.2064