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The Insiders: Good luck deciphering the name of this film series

The Insiders

The Insiders

There are vague titles, designed to give away only the most necessary of information and leaving the rest up to your imagination. And then there’s Red River Theatre’s new Sunday film series, the mysteriously-dubbed “Very Funny Comedies From the 1930s.”

The series, referred to as a Sunday afternoon classic series with Barry Steelman, begins this afternoon with a showing of Speak Easily at 4 . If you can get beyond the hidden messages tucked deep into the puzzling title of the series, settle in for some good laughs as college professor Timolean Post (you just don’t meet many Timoleans these days) mistakenly believes he has inherited $750,000 and quits his job to set out with a theatrical troupe headed to New York City. There is apparently an “absurd closing routine involving an out-of-control cyclorama,” which is our favorite kind of cyclorama.

For information, visit redrivertheatres.org.

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We’re not sure of your criteria for selecting a doctor, but ours is pretty simple: Never agree to a medical procedure conducted by a practitioner substituting the letter K for the traditional C in doctor. But that doesn’t mean people like Doktor Kaboom! should be avoided at all costs. On the contrary – his humorous act featuring zany experiments and demonstrations hits the stage at the Capitol Center for the Arts for two shows today at 1 and 4 p.m. And no checking of your reflexes or anything weird like that. It’s not all fun and games, though – the show is an educational journey highlighting physical sciences and modern scientific method. For information, visit ccanh.com.

(Email the Insiders at theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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