ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS: Benefit play to hit Sequim stage tonight … and other items

Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar will host “2 Across” by Jerry Mayer, starring Crystal Eisele and Michael Vicha, seen here.

Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar will host “2 Across” by Jerry Mayer, starring Crystal Eisele and Michael Vicha, seen here.

SEQUIM — Fifth Avenue Retirement Center will host the opening performance of “A Nice Family Gathering” — a production by Readers Theatre Plus — at 7 tonight.

The center is at 500 W. Hendrickson Ave.

Additional performances are set for 7 p.m. Saturday, as well as Nov. 18 and Nov. 19, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 20.

Advance tickets are $10 and are available at Sequim Spice and Tea, 139 W. Washington St., until 90 minutes prior to show start time.

Tickets also are available at the door for $12.

Readers Theatre Plus is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the community through the arts, according to readerstheatreplus.com.

“A Nice Family Gathering,” a play written by Phil Olson, centers around the Lundeen family, who are gathering for Thanksgiving at the home of their late patriarch.

During the get-together, the late father comes back as a ghost with a mission to tell his wife of 35 years that he loved her — something he neglected to tell her while he was alive. The problem — she can’t hear or see him, and even invites a date for dinner.

Proceeds benefit Puppy Pilots, a club that raises guide dogs for the blind in Sequim and Port Angeles, according to a news release.

The club currently has four guide dog puppies-in-training, according to www.puppypilots.org.

For more information, call 360-683-1490.

Dinner theater

PORT TOWNSEND — Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar will host a Dinner Theater produced by Key City Public Theatre at 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Tickets are $55 for the dinner and show, with gratuity included. Beverages are not included at the bistro at 842 Washington St.

The event features a staged reading of “2 Across” by Jerry Mayer — a comedy set aboard a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train starring Crystal Eisele and Michael Vicha.

Dinner is a four-course San Francisco-inspired meal designed and prepared by the Alchemy staff, according to a news release.

Tickets are available online at www.keycitypublictheatre.org or by calling the box office at 360-385-5278.

Re-enactor in PA

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway Lodge will host a historic program presented by re-enactor Tim Dybedal at 7 p.m. Monday.

The presentation will be at the lodge at 131 W. Fifth St.

Dybedal’s program will explore Norse Viking equestrian culture, with replicas of the 10th-century weaponry, equestrian outfitting and garments on display.

This event is open to the public, and refreshments will be available.

For more information, call 360-457-6574.

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