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 29–31, 20009 and November 5–7, 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.