Director and actor Roger Gentry rehearses Tuesday, Aug. 16 on the Chilkat Center stage for his performance as Leon Trotsky in Lynn Canal Community Players production of the upcoming play “All in the Timing.”

Want to chuckle at clever wordplay, relish some quirky thought experiments, and cheer on your neighbors as they live out their thespian dreams?

These desires can all be sated next weekend at the Chilkat Center, where the Lynn Canal Community Players will be putting on their latest theatrical performance, David Ives’s “All in the Timing.” The production will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday Aug. 25 and Saturday Aug. 26. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $8 for children, though not all language is family-friendly.

Director Roger Gentry calls the show, which comprises six, brief one-act comedies, one of the most “highly-produced and popular” plays the Community Players have put on in the last few decades.

Its 13-member cast includes Haines theater old-timers, total newbies, and two directors: Gentry and Dan Mahoney each direct three plays and appear on stage in one. Gentry will appear as Trotsky in “Variations on the Death of Trotsky,” alongside Helen Alten. Mahoney will star in “The Universal Language” alongside 30-year-old Brielle Sansone, who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia in the winter but has come to Haines the past three summers to work as a river rafting guide at Chilkat guides.

This is Sansone’s first experience with community theater, and she said she loves it. She said she would “definitely” do another LCCP production next summer, and is even planning to research community theater options in Virginia.

“I think anybody would enjoy (this performance),” Sansone said. “The plays are really funny – they’re short, they’re kind of quick and fun.”

Judith McDermaid has performed in nearly 20 local plays, and she agreed that this one is especially charming. She plays a chimpanzee attempting to type Hamlet as part of a science experiment. “I get to wear silly clothes, I get to do silly things, I get to swing on a tire swing, I get to throw peanuts, and I get to speak very intellectually,” she said.

All the plays, she said, are funny.

“Some are slapstick. But they all have a little something that should make you think.”