On the Hamilton Performing Arts Center stage Friday evening, Tim Behrens will play all the odd characters of "A Fine and Pleasant Misery" by Patrick McManus.

Behrens is touring with his one-man show featuring incidents from the outdoor writer Patrick McManus' collected works.

The two-act play has Tim (as Pat McManus) rummaging through an old trunk and pulling out objects and memories of his life.

The fundraiser for the Hamilton and Victor Masonic Lodges includes over 12 characters, such as Retch Sweeney, Crazy Eddie Muldoon, Rancid Crabtree and others of the little fictional town of Blight, Idaho.

Behren brought the show to Hamilton years ago, before the construction of the Performing Arts Center. Since then, he and McManus have developed five other shows in the tour offerings. All of them take a wacky look at the outdoor life and the unique experiences of the Pacific Northwest.

Advance $20 tickets are available at Chapter One Book Store in Hamilton and Valley Drug and Variety in Stevensville. For more information, call (406) 369-7002.