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Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents 'The Cocoanuts'

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Harpo (Brent Hinkley), Chico (John Tufts) and Groucho (Mark Bedard) wait for some action at the Cocoanut Hotel.Photo by Jenny Graham
 Posted: 11:33 AM March 19, 2014

The gags are four-star in this Marx Brothers romp. Groucho owns a bum hotel in Florida and peddles dubious real estate to gullible Northerners seeking a place in the sun. He’s after a rich society dame, who’s after an eligible match for her daughter, who’s in love with the hotel’s head clerk. Trouble rolls in with the tide when the other Marxes arrive, and mama’s eligible match turns out to be anything but. Mark Bedard adapts this jazz-age gem with songs by Irving Berlin and book by George S. Kaufman. David Ivers directs.

"The Cocoanuts runs through Nov. 2 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Showtimes, tickets and information are available at or by calling 541-482-4331.