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Sno Valley Players lay out medical spoof

Maid Toinette, played by Jane Hartwell, frustrates her boss, Argan, played by Tony Dambrava, in the Sno Valley Players production of “Too Many Doctors,” March 26, 27, April 1 and 2. - Courtesy Photo
Maid Toinette, played by Jane Hartwell, frustrates her boss, Argan, played by Tony Dambrava, in the Sno Valley Players production of “Too Many Doctors,” March 26, 27, April 1 and 2.
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This weekend and next, the Sno Valley Senior Center’s Sno Valley Players present Moliére’s classic spoof of doctors and those who obsess about them.

“Too Many Doctors” is the story of hypochondriac Argan (played by Tony Dambrava), and his efforts to find a live-in doctor. Dr. Purjon (Jay Maize) doesn’t know one end of the stethoscope from the other, but convinces Argan that he’s his man. Argan hires him, and promises him his daughter, Angelique (Ann Wassink). This upsets Angelique’s suitor Cleante (Dylan Smith) who tries repeatedly to win her hand. He is thwarted by Argan until a clever servant, Toinette (Jane Hartwell) comes to the rescue.

Rounding out the comedy cast are Jan Smith as Beline, Tracy Schuster as Angelique’s sister Louise, Fran Carlson as Madam Defois and Stuart Lisk as Thomas Defois. Tove Burhen is director.

The show runs Fridays and Saturdays, March 25-April 2. Friday shows start at 7 p.m., and Saturday performances are at 2 p.m. at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. Tickets are $10 at the door or online at www.snovalleysenior.org

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