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Josef Evans Presents


December 11 - 21, 2019

Featuring characters from Bedlam Theatre's "The Turducken," a holiday musical comedy adaptation of "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov

Script by Steve Ackerman and Josef Evans
Puppetry/scenic design by Steve Ackerman
Performed by Maren Ward, Jon Cole, Steve Ackerman, and Josef Evans
Music by Josef Evans
Music performed by Josef Evans, Joe Song, and Andrew Toutant

Experience a holiday cabaret like no other with "Hot Corn!" — the East Forkington Airport Motor Lodge Lounge and Laundromat's first (and last) ever Christmas Eve spectacular. Mucklejean Magglepot, an aspiring Renaissance Festival performer, hosts a depressingly hilarious variety show for an audience of none on the loneliest night of the year.

Featuring different top-secret special guests each night, a live band, and "The Thousand Puddings of Ganche," a new puppet show by Steve Ackerman (creator of Heart of the Beast's "Action Movie" and "Cartooooon"). Starring Minnesota Theater Award winner Maren Ward and Bedlam Theatre icon Jon Cole. Music and script by Josef Evans, creator of the Open Eye hit "Constance in the Darkness."


$20 — General Admission

A limited number of $10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available online for all performances. If not sold out, a limited number of pay as able tickets will be available at the door. View our ticketing policy

Performance Schedule

Wednesday, December 11, 7:30pm Opening Night & Post-show Party
Thursday, December 12, 9:30pm
Friday, December 13, 9:30pm
Saturday, December 14, 9:30pm
Monday, December 16, 7:30pm Industry Night
Thursday, December 19, 9:30pm
Friday, December 20, 9:30pm
Saturday, December 21, 9:30pm


60 minutes, no intermission

Age Recommendation

Ages 14 and up, adult language.


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