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Three plays set for Readers’ Theatre at Pewter Plough Playhouse this weekend

Pewter Plough Playhouse in Cambria.
Pewter Plough Playhouse in Cambria. The Tribune

Three one-act plays by part-time Cambria resident Raymond Derouin will be in the spotlight at the Pewter Plough Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31.

The Playhouse is at 828 Main St. in Cambria’s West Village.

The reading — directed by Anita Schwaber — is part of the Plough’s Readers’ Theatre program. The plays, which focus on relationships between people and the need for contact and understanding, feature a cast of Janice Peters, Randall C. Lyon, Brandon Cassio and Marj Sewell.

Derouin, is an award-winning playwright from Mesa, Arizona, who spends four months each year in Cambria. His plays have been staged throughout the United States.

“A Life of Mondays” won The Barn Theater’s national playwriting award and has been staged many times in the United States and Canada.

“Perfect Strangers” and “Tea Time” won the Dubuque Iowa Fine Arts Theater’s national contest from a field of more 200 entries, with the latter being staged at the nationally recognized Telluride One Act play festival.

Derouin was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1937 and has lived in Dallas, Washington, New York City, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. He and his wife of 51 years, Lois, ran a toy store in Colorado. They have four children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandkids.

Tickets for the Readers’ Theatre performances are $10 each. They’re available for purchase by phone at 805-927-3877 or online at boxoffice@pewterploughplayhouse.org.

Next up on the Pewter Plough calendar is a production of “The Dixie Swim Club” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, set to run Aug. 12 through Sept. 11.

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