Wednesday, July 24
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 7:30 PM
$12.00 ($6.00 Concert Member and children under 12)*
Join us for an ‘Evening of Comedy Classics” with four wonderful stories featuring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and many more.
The Tramp (1915) – Charlie Chaplin – 26 min
Charlie Chaplin plays a tramp on the road. A hobo he encounters swaps Charlie’s sandwich for a brick and makes advances on the daughter of a farmer. When Charlie comes to her rescue, he uses the same brick to take out the hobo and his two friends. Victorious, the grateful farmer’s daughter brings Charlie home to become a farmhand. While failing as a farmhand, Charlie falls in love with the farmer’s daughter only to find out she is engaged. Upon her fiancée’s arrival, Charlie realizes he must go and writes a farewell note and heads back to the open road.
Bumping into Broadway (1919) Harold Lloyd – 23 min
A young chorus girl (Bebe Daniels) and her ambitious Broadway dreams face eviction when her equally broke playwright neighbor (Harold Lloyd) spends his last cent to pay the rent in a theatrical boarding house. In return, the girl tries to get his comedy ready by a production manager who has just fired her but agrees to read it if she accompanies him to a speakeasy. Pursuing her, the playwright follows them and winds up at a gambling club, where he wins big, just before a police raid.
One Week (1920) – Buster Keaton – 25 min
A newly wedded couple (Buster Keaton and Sybil Seely) exit the chapel to begin their happily ever after. Among their wedding gifts is a portable house with a prefabricated kit. What the couple doesn’t know is that the kit has been tampered with by the groom’s rival. A project that should only take a week now leaves the honeymooner’s in disarray.
Two Tars (1928) – Laurel and Hardy – 21 min
Stan (Stan Laurel) and Ollie (Oliver Hardy), two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor collision sets off an escalating series of tit-for-tat retaliations which eventually has most of the cars in pieces.
“The Tramp” (1915), 26 minutes
“Bumping into Broadway” (1919), 23 minutes
“One Week” (1920), 25 minutes
“Two Tars” (1928), 21 minutes
Total running time: 95 minutes
*All ticket purchases subject to service fees