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The Insiders: Join King Kong for his night out

If you were to read the following description – screwball comedy, snappy banter and borderline corny jokes – it’d be perfectly understandable if you thought we were referring to this very column. Aside from the unnecessary use of “borderline,” of course. Alas, though, we are not. The subject is actually the Community Players of Concord’s production of Kong’s Night Out. The weekend show wraps up today with a matinée performance at 2 at the Audi.

One of America’s great mysteries is what actually happened on the night Ann Darrow was taken by King Kong. In fact, it trails only the search for the gunman on the grassy knoll in total human energy expended (estimate approximate and most likely faulty). Well, Kong’s Night Out endeavors to solve that puzzle in slapstick fashion. And with apologies to Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, that’s the only fashion we know.

Tickets are $14 or $15 in advance and $16 or $18 at the box office. To learn more or to order tickets, visit communityplayers ofconcord.org.

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If you’re looking for a little more half-nakedness, Red River Theatres is showing The Half-Naked Truth this afternoon at 4 as part of its “Very Funny Comedies From The 1930s” series. The Red River website describes character Jimmy Bates as a “fast-talking, flimflamming barker,” which we think sounds tremendous, even if we have no idea what it means. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit redrivertheatres.org and select the Special Events link under the Films/Events header.

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

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