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Sitka Community Theater producer Shannon Haugland, and performer Ira Snelling, discuss this weekend’s opening of Parfumerie, a 1937 Hungarian play which is better known in its Hollywood adaptation You’ve Got Mail. Snelling plays George Horvath, a senior clerk who develops an unlikely romance with junior clerk Amalia, played by Rhiannon Guevin. Performances 7 PM April 18, 19, and 20. (Sitka Performing Arts Center, $10/8 in advance at Old Harbor Books.)
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An unlikely romance, ‘Parfumerie’ opens Friday
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