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Larned actors will portray The Goon Show Sunday
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Billy (Austin Carrington), a so-called comedian, warms up the crowd for Greg (Braeden Corman) who runs The Goon Show. - photo by Photo by JANET FLESKE

LARNED — The Larned High School drama department in connection with Prairie Arts Unlimited will present the murder mystery, “The Goon Show” Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Larned Community Center.
Dessert will be served at 6 p.m. provided by the FCCLA organization of LHS, and the play will follow. Tickets, $10, can be purchased at the door.
A spoof on the old Gong Show, the play takes place backstage at an old theater that showcased operas, plays, and musicals — not a silly television show.
The contestants gather and get ready for the show, but, of course, one of the contestants end up dead, and it’s up to Lt. Harrigan, played by Mason Schartz, to find out “who dun it.”
A cast of not-so-talented contestants raging from a bad ventriloquist to the Amazing Ingesto who ingests everything from light bulbs to bugs and a fencing operation run by one of the employees of The Goon Show provide laughter for all. The audience will also be able to “gong” the contestants during a Goon Show rehearsal as well. LHS’s second production will be a fall musical in November giving a tribute to the 1960s.