Sept. 4-21LEWISTON — “Heaven Can Wait,” the classic play which has inspired revivals and movies, opens at 7:30 tonight at the Lewiston Civic Theatre.
The play, which is directed by Shirlee Hennigan of Lewiston, also will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, next Thursday, Sept. 12-13 and 18-20, with matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 and 21.
The play, written in 1938, tells the story of Joe Pendleton, a professional boxer and pilot who, when his plane flight goes awry, has his soul pulled from his body — “collected” — before he has died. In heaven, Mr. Jordan, the chief angel, is forced to find him a new body and ends up using that of a rich man recently murdered by his wife.
The hijinx begins when Joe (as Jonathan Farnsworth) falls for the lovely Bette, and reunites with his manager, Max. Meanwhile Jordan and his assistant struggle to keep Joe in line and find him a body better suited for throwing a punch. Ryan Murray plays Joe Pendleton while Rick Tousley portrays Mr. Jordan.
Hennigan is a retired Lewis-Clark State College theater professor and is a longtime director of and actor in Lewiston Civic Theatre productions.
Tickets are available at the civic theater box office, 805 Sixth Ave., by phone at (208) 746-3401 or online at lctheatre.org.
Tickets cost $14.91 regular price, $12.78 for seniors 60 and older, $11.72 for students ages 13 through college and $8.52 for children ages 12 and younger. On Thursdays, prices are $10.65 for the first three age groups and $8.52 for children ages 12 and younger.
KAMIAH — A fly-in breakfast is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Kamiah Municipal Airport. Flying events will include spot landing, flour bombing and Young Eagles events for children. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, hash browns, scrambled eggs and sausage links.
Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. More information is available at the airport, (208) 935-0089.
UNIONTOWN — An opening reception for an exhibit of oil paintings by Gloria Dawson Teats of White Bird will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn here. The exhibit will run tonight through Sept. 28.
Teats lives on a ranch in central Idaho and has long been an admirer of nature and art, according to a news release. She started oil painting in 1977 and continues to take yearly workshops from other artists. Her landscapes are known for their clear color and brushwork; most focus on the splendor of Idaho’s mountains and rivers. Teats is a member of the Salmon River Art Guild and has taught art classes for more than 30 years.
Artisans at the Dahmen Barn is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and admission is free. It is at 419 N. Park Way.