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Marlboro, VT—Laugh your way through November blues with “Serious Fun,” three comedy performances at Marlboro College. Paul Zaloom, creator of “Beakman,” the mad scientist on Beakman’s World, will once again delight audiences with his zany routine in Mighty Nice on November 1. November 8 and 15 brings Windy Acres, a new hilarious and heartwarming comedy series about Vermont country living from Vermont Public Television. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Whittmore Theatre.

Obie Award-winning comic satirist Paul Zaloom uses found objects, puppets, and junk to animate hilarious and penetrating social commentary in Mighty Nice. Zaloom, a.k.a. “Beakman,” is the creator of the Emmy Award-winning show, Beakman’s World. He has been a member of Bread and Puppet Theater since 1971. Mighty Nice has played at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The American Repertory Theater and King Tut’s Wah-Wah Hut. This November 1 performance is suitable for audience members age 18 and older.

In Windy Acres, a madcap send-up of the Vermont dream, marketing ace Stephanie Burns impulsively leaves New York to start a new life in the Green Mountain State with her two daughters. Sparks start to fly when she meets rugged, hard-scrabble farmer Lucien LaFlamme. Everything that can go wrong does, with the help of a quirky but endearing cast, including Rusty DeWees (The Logger, A Stranger in the Kingdom) and Seana Kofoed (Third Watch, Broadway production of Proof). Director Jay Craven, Marlboro College film studies professor, will introduce the series and entertain questions. The seven-episode series will be shown over two nights, November 8 and 15, and is suitable for children age 12 and older.

Each “Serious Fun” event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644.

 

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