BUCKFIELD – The Oddfellow Theater is presenting two performances of comedy and slapstick this month.

On Saturday, Jan. 17, it will be the comedy of Drew Richardson, and on Saturday, Jan. 24, the Eccentric Collection will be featured. Each performances will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Richardson will performing his one-man show, “Help! Help! I Know this Title is Long, but Someone is Trying to Kill Me!” on Saturday, Jan. 17. He plays a vaudeville stagehand, who is the only person left alive after the mysterious deaths of all the performers.

Forced to go on with the show by himself, Richardson takes on all the roles – musician, magician, juggler and puppeteer. Soon he realizes that he too is in danger!

“We saw Drew get a standing ovation in Baltimore,” said Mike Miclon, owner of the Oddfellow Theater, “and we knew we had to bring him to Maine.” The Chicago Tribune called the show, “Ingenious!”

The Eccentric Collection features professional performers from around the world who have come to Buckfield for a 10-day comedy workshop with Julie Goell and Avner Eisenberg of Broadway’s “Avner the Eccentric.” Workshop host Fritz Grobe of the Odd Company said, “This performance is the result of 12 amazingly creative people, stuck in the woods for 10 days with nothing to do but be funny!”

Tickets: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children. They may be purchased at Northeast Bank in Buckfield; or call 336-3306. The theater is on Route 117 in Buckfield, next to Tilton’s Market.

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