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My Town: Health Care hijinks take center stage in original comedy Aug. 7-9
My Town: Health Care hijinks take center stage in original comedy Aug. 7-9

CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich.-- A group of northern Kent County actors are presenting a play this weekend that will have audiences in stitches.

A cast of 13 performs “Seek Immediate Medical Attention’’ at Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs Thursday, Aug. 7 through Saturday, Aug. 9.

“Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease,’’ director Dave Schmuker said. “The play highlights the comical interactions in a doctor’s office and deals with everything from hypochondriacs to one-sided romance.’’

Schmuker, who penned the original script, is making his directorial debut. He’s been active in community theater for several years, often appearing with the Rogue River Community Theatre Company.

“The secretary has a crush on the doctor and suffers from heartache,’’ he explained. “The doctor is oblivious to her feelings and suffers from migraines.  There is a female physician's assistant who suffers from an altogether different disorder and a male intern who tries to evade her clutches... then there are the patients; they run the gamut of what doctors see day in and day out.’’

Brian Thomas, a Rockford resident and veteran of the stage, is cast in the lead role as "Peter."

“We’ve had a lot of fun during rehearsals, so we’re all excited to finally take the stage,’’ Thomas said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun for the cast and the audience.’’

Shows are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets for adults are available at the box office for $12. Those ages 17 and younger get in for $8.

Kent Theatre is located at 8 South Main Street a few blocks north of 17 Mile Road NE in downtown Cedar Springs. For more information, call Kent Theatre at (616) 696-7469.

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