Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Portage Library to host Marx Brothers celebration

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host a program for people who love to laugh.

At 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, Ariel Lake will host a program celebrating the comedy and nonsense of the Marx Brothers with a showing of the 1929 film The Cocoanuts. This musical comedy stars the four Marx Brothers in a zany plot to foil real estate schemes, jewel thieves and star-crossed lovers in a Florida resort hotel. Hilarity leads to complete chaos as Chico misunderstands "viaduct" for "why a duck" and Groucho’s attempts at auctioneering questionable real estate disintegrate into mayhem.

Ariel will open the show with "A Harpo," a short vaudeville act remembering the humor and antics of Harpo Marx. She has delighted many audiences with her act and has performed it in the Calumet Theatre. This program is suitable for children and adults. Popcorn will be served, and everyone with a sense of humor is invited.

Library presentations are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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