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Love and Murder Take the Stage in Halloween One-Acts at Cayuga CC

DATE: 10-15-2009

Showing its Halloween spirit with a romantic farce and a bloodthirsty comedy, Harlequin Productions of Cayuga Community College will present as its fall 2009 show Flipped and Twisted: An Evening of Two One-Acts.

The world premiere of "Bob Juan" by Jay Huling will open the evening with a spoof of Lord Byron's epic poem, Don Juan. Lovelorn Bob pursues the beautiful and vain Donna Julia amid sight gags, bawdy humor and slapstick, complete with cuckolded husband and long-suffering maid.

The flip side of the evening is "Jack, the Ticket Ripper" by John Morogiello, a revenge caper that premiered at the 2009 Fringe Festival in Washington. Jack, a theatre company's veteran ticket-taker, loses his job to an optical scanner and goes after the ensemble cast in a hilariously murderous rampage.

Both plays are directed by award-winning Harlequin producer Bob Frame. The double-header will be staged Thursday through Saturday, October 2931, 20009 and November 57, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. in the Irene A. Bisgrove Community Theatre on the Auburn campus. Admission is $1 for Cayuga students and $5 for the general public at the door.