January 5, 2012
Writer: Writer: Don Sparhawk

The one-man Patrick McManus comedy “Poor Again - Yikes!” starring actor Tim Behrens will be performed Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Drama Theater at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

The comedy is based on the stories of McManus, who wrote about growing up in northern Idaho. “The worldwide economic downturn continues to increase the spread of laughlessness across the land,” said Behrens, “and we aim to do our part to combat this situation.”

McManus’ account of his situation — once again falling from success to poverty — culminates in a conversation with Old Ed, his 100-year-old mentor, who puts love and life into perspective, if only he can stay awake long enough. Fifteen zany characters populate the stage and each combats economic woes armed with only a sense of humor.

Behrens, who lives in Spokane, will celebrate 20 years of performing McManus comedies in October 2012.

Tickets for the Center Stage performance are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. They are available online at www.byui.edu/tickets or at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office by calling 496-3170.