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Cayuga CC’s Harlequin Productions parties at Club Hell, March 15-17, 22-25

DATE: 03-05-2012

Harlequin Productions of Cayuga Community College is pleased to present the world premier of Club Hell by Kerry A. Forrestal and John R. Fracchia. This comic journey to make a deal with the Devil will be presented on March 15-17 and 22-24 at 8 p.m. in the Irene A. Bisgrove Community Theatre on the Auburn Campus, 197 Franklin St. Tickets are $1 for students and $5 for General Admission, and they are available at the door.

Club Hell opens with two marketers, Terry Fire and Jack Brimstone, preparing a Super Bowl ad campaign that will sell MegaTar Cigarettes to the unsuspecting public. However, as they speed down the New Jersey Turnpike, fate steps in and they crash and wake up in Hell. Being marketers, they decide to sell the Devil on a new way suffer eternal torment: take a vacation at Club Hell!

While they are developing their idea, they run into many of the denizens of Hell- Eve, the first woman; an impish demon; and Hitler. They even meet God, who has a problem with Hell being a vacation destination. But, of course, not everything is smooth sailing, it is Hell after all. Can Jack and Terry overcome these challenges? Just who is that little girl? And finally: did somebody say Limbo?

The Cayuga student cast of Club Hell is having a great time preparing this comedy for the audience and award-winning Director Bob Frame has spent many an hour talking with the playwrights, fine-tuning the script for what promises to be an enjoyable evening.

LaRae Brooks of Syracuse and Joshua Stedge of Waterloo are Fire and Brimstone. The Devil is played by Cato's John Murphy while God is Auburn's own Steven Hodge. Caryl Frame plays Eve, who is haunted by the devilish Imp, Colin Wentworth, both of Skaneateles. Alex Springer, who attends Auburn Jr. High School is the mysterious Ashley.

Club Hell also features the ensemble talents of Rachel Bodner, Katy Lubaszewski , Zech Nelson and Rhiannon Khoury, Auburn; Maria Coleman, Port Byron; Dylan Thompson, Waterloo; Thomas Costantino, Seneca Falls; and Lizzy Fennessy, Jordan-Elbridge.

Stage manager David Thieringer of Hannibal keeps things running back stage and is assisted by Michael Crowe of Waterloo. Kat Jordan of Tully will gather props. Jed Daniels (Jordan-Elbridge) and Joe Prue (Auburn) are responsible for creating the soundscape. Assisting the costume designer will be Nancy Hunt (Weedsport) and Erika Green (Port Byron). Finally, Robin Fragoman (Jordan-Elbridge) will assist Frame as he puts it all together.

The students will be led by professional Scenic Designer Robert John Andrusko, winner of the TANYS 2011 Best Overall Design for his work on last spring's "When I Come To My Senses, I'm Alive!" Brad McLean of Boston will be in town to design the lighting and Mathew Ryan Limerick, a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy of New York City, is responsible for the costuming of the student cast.

For further information contact, Bob Frame at framer@cayuga-cc.edu or call 315-255-1743 ext. 2340.