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Highly caffeinated comedy coming to Backus

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The Minnesota-grown hit show Triple Espresso—a highly caffeinated comedy will perform at Backus Community Center on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. as part of its first-ever Minnesota tour.

Triple Espresso has delivered laughs to more than two million people in six countries—including in multiple Minnesota cities—and has performed in the Twin Cities every year since 1995.

An Arts Tour Minnesota Grant, received by a collaboration of presenting venues, makes possible this season's tour.

The show tells the story of three hopeful entertainers whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in four minutes of magnificent failure on national television.

Combining magic and comedy, original music and parodies, physical humor and a touch of audience involvement, it's an experience not quite like any other.

The laughter is infectious—bring your kids and grandma—and your date—to this one. You'll want to share it.

Triple Espresso was written by Minnesotans Bill Arnold, Michael Pearce Donley and Bob Stromberg and directed by William Partlan.

The cast for the tour is Patrick Albanese as deadpan magician Buzz Maxwell, John Bush as energetic goofball Bobby Bean, and Paul Somers as the eager-to-please lounge singer Hugh Butternut.

The three are veterans of Triple Espresso productions in Minneapolis, Des Moines, San Diego, Dublin (Ireland) and other cities.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Tickets are on sale in advance at City Drug, J&D Foods in Littlefork, Betty's in Fort Frances and the Backus office.

Tickets will be available at the door the night of the show. Adults are $12, kids ages six to 18 are $5 and kids 5 and under are free.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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