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Double your laughs with Readers Theatre Plus

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Readers Theatre Plus is seeing double with two comedies — “Murder Most Fowl” and “Warriors: The Battle of Age” — starting Sequim Irrigation Festival weekend May 11-13, and running again May 18-20.


Sequim playwright Ric Munhall brings his “Murder Most Fowl,” a musical whodunit previously shown in a dinner theater setting, to Readers Theatre Plus by popular demand.


Actors also perform California playwright Will Marchetti’s “Warriors: The Battle of Age,” featuring a collection of seniors airing their problems during a weekly therapy session.


“Warriors” once appeared on stage in Sequim as a one-night benefit and will take the stage first for these shows.


“The audience was laughing even before the first line was spoken,” said Carol Swarbrick Dries, co-founder of Readers Theatre Plus.


“Warriors” is directed by Ann Martin, and features Mary Griffith, Barbara Wilson, Ric Munhall, Pat Owens, Barbara Hughes, Jack Anderson and Jarion Monroe (sharing one role over two weekends), Paul Martin, Ray Hanson, Jim Dries (understudy) Alexandria Edouart, and Ann Martin.  


“Murder” is directed by Ric Munhall, and features Jeffrey Cool, Mary Griffith, Nikki Wolery, Munhall, Alexandria Edouart, Jim Dries, and Barbara Hughes.


The Old Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, hosts performances at 7:30 p.m. May 11-12 and May 18-19, with matinees at 2 p.m. May 13 and 20.


Tickets are available at Pacific Mist Books in Sequim and Odyssey Bookshop in Port Angeles for $12 for a single ticket or $20 for two in advance.


Some tickets may be available at the door for $12 each. Attendees should plan to be at the schoolhouse at least 20 minutes ahead of time to get their seats.


Proceeds benefit The Sequim Guild for Seattle Children’s Hospital and helps cover some of the cost of providing uncompensated care to children. Since 1907, it has been the hospital’s policy to provide the same level of care to each child, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Seattle Children’s Hospital serves many infants, children and teens from this area and last year provided more than $840,000 in uncompensated care for its patients from Clallam County.


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