It’s not clear when live theater will return, but several local collectives have found workarounds with virtual productions and recordings. Sandpoint’s own Panida Theater has gotten into the spirit, and they’re now presenting theater via Zoom (or, as they’re describing it, Zoom Reader’s Theater) with the short comedy Coffee Shop. The production features a cast of local actors — Scott Johnson, Tim Martin, Andrew Sorg, Alex Cope, Steve Neuder and Panida Executive Director Patricia Walker — playing a collection of quirky characters all gathering in a cafe and having humorous conversations and asides. The production was written and directed by Teresa Pesce and sponsored by Evan Brothers Coffee, and future episodes should be on the horizon.
Through Jan. 31 • $5 • Streaming at panida.org
— Nathan Weinbender